AB InBev (AT.40134) [Archived]
AB InBev (AT.40134) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 13/05/2019; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission Article 102 TFEU investigation into AB InBev in relation to hindering of imports of beer into Belgium (case number AT.40134).

Latest developments On 13 May 2019, the Commission adopted an infringement decision finding AB InBev abused its dominant position on the market for beer in Belgium. The Commission imposed a fine of €200.41m on AB InBev.

Parties Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (AB InBev) is the largest beer brewer in the world.

Background The Commission formally opened proceedings in June 2016.

National competition authorities, the European Parliament and consumers have long voiced concerns that prices for food and drink products can vary significantly between neighbouring EU Member States.