Bathroom fittings (CE/9857-14) [Archived]
Bathroom fittings (CE/9857-14) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 10 May 2016; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline CMA Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I CA98 investigation into Ultra Finishing Limited, in relation to the alleged introduction in vertical agreements of a minimum advertised price by Ultra Finishing (a manufacturer) for internet sales of bathroom fittings limiting the ability of retailers to sell below that price (case CE/9857-14).

Latest developments On 10 May 2016, the CMA issued its infringement decision and imposed a fine of £786,668 on Ultra.

The fine has been reduced by 20% as Ultra agreed to settle with the CMA. A discount of 5% has also been applied following Ultra's agreement to set up a competition compliance programme within its business and amongst its staff. The compliance programme will include a clear commitment to competition compliance from Ultra's board (published on its website), tailored training for all employees and a detailed procedure to identify, assess and mitigate competition law risks. Ultra will review the compliance programme annually, with annual reports to be submitted to the CMA for the first three