Asus (vertical restraints) (AT.40465) [Archived]
Asus (vertical restraints) (AT.40465) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 24 July 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission Article 101 TFEU investigation into vertical restrictions on online sales of consumer electronic products imposed by Asus (Case AT.40465).

Latest developments On 24 July 2018, the Commission issued its infringement decision against Asus, imposing a fine of €63.522m (following an ‘informal settlement’), for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers in breach of Article 101 TFEU.

Parties Asus is a Taiwan based company that manufactures computer and telephone hardware and electronic products.

Background The Commission opened it