Casio (digital pianos/keyboards) (50565-2) [Archived]
Casio (digital pianos/keyboards) (50565-2) [Archived]

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Case facts

OutlineCMA Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I CA98 investigation into Casio Electronics Co. Ltd (Casio) in relation to the allegation that Casio has breached UK and EU competition law by restricting retailer freedom to discount digital pianos and digital keyboards supplied by Casio online.

Latest developmentsOn 1 August 2019, the CMA issued a decision finding that Casio infringed Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I CA98 by preventing online discounting for its digital pianos and keyboards. The CMA imposed fines totalling £3.7m on Casio (including a 20% settlement discount).

PartiesCasio Electronics Co. Ltd (Casio) is the UK-based subsidiary of Casio Computer Co. Ltd (based in Japan). Casio supplies electronic musical instruments, such as digital pianos and keyboards.

Market(s)Supply of digital pi

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