BWB-Guideline "Viewpoint of vertical price maintenance"


The current guideline is a draft and the final version will be published promptly after the end of the position statement period, on the BWB website. weiterlesen

Fines against various companies of consumer electronics due to infringing vertical price maintenance

Vertical price-fixing (online-sales)

The BWB imposes fines at the end of February 2014 against various companies, due to infringing vertical price maintenance in combination with coordinated behavior, which partly resulted in a disruption of the trade sale "online sales" of consumer electronics and household appliances. Now various decisions have been made concerning this topic. weiterlesen

Preliminary offer for the change of ORF online "Radiothek" offer

Comments are possible till September 12th

On the 22 of May, the ORF published its service concept, where the online offer on is completed, central and better structured. Additionally, improved usability should be provided. Those affected can provide a statement to the ORF until the 3rd of July 2014. weiterlesen

EU-Commission suggests strengthening resources in the BWB

Notification to strengthen the position of national competition authorities

On 09.07.2014 the commission informed: "[…] the independence of the national competition authorities when fulfilling their tasks should be better secured and sufficient resource equipment should be ensured." Furthermore, competition authorities should be equipped with comprising effective investigation and decision authority. weiterlesen