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2003

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2003.

GVH'S PROCEEDINGS ENDED WITH THE DECISION OF THE COMPETITION COUNCIL

1. OVERVIEW

 

Number of cases

Intervention of GVH [1]

% of cases

Fines imposed (Million HUF)

% of fines

Fines imposed for failed notifications (Million HUF)

Abuse of dominant position

31

8

13,6

55,5

7,1

-

abusive

23

6

10,2

55,5

7,1

-

restrictive

7

2

3,4

0

0.0

-

composite and other

1

0

0,0

0

0,0

-

Restrictive agreements

20

12

20,3

638,5

81,4

0

horizontal

13

10

16,9

636,5

81,2

0

vertical

4

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

composite and other

3

2

3,4

2

0,3

0

Concentration

68

2

3,4

-

-

8,38

horizontal

51

2

3,4

-

-

7,78

vertical

2

0

0.0

-

-

0,6

composite and other

15

0

0.0

-

-

0,0

Antitrust cases altogether

119

22

37,3

694

88,5

8,38

Consumer fraud

52

37

62,7

90

11,5

-

delusion of consumer

47

35

59,3

84

10,7

-

restricting the choice of onsumer

2

1

1,7

0

0.0

-

composite

3

1

1,7

6

0,8

-

All cases [2]

171

59

100.0

784

100.0

8,38

% of cases

100,0

34,5

 

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2. DETAILS

2.1. Unfair manipulation of consumers` choice
 

Number of cases [3]

% of cases

Establishment of the infringement

33

66,0

Termination after suspension

4

8,5

GVH`s interventions

37

74,5

Other terminations

15

25,5

Other

0

0.0

Cases altogether

52

100.0

Fines imposed (M HUF)

90

 

Number of cases ended with imposition of fine

23

 

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2.2. Abuse of dominant position
 

Abusive [4]

Restrictive [5]

Composite and other [6]

Altogether [7]

%

Number of cases with EC-Hungarian trade involved

Infringements

5

2

0

7

22,6

0

Termination of proceedings after suspension

1

0

0

1

3,2

0

GVH interventions altogether

6

2

0

8

25,8

0

Termination of proceedings (without suspension)

17

5

1

23

74,2

0

Other

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

Cases altogether

23

7

1

31

100.0

0

% of cases

74,2

22,6

3,2

100.0

Number of cases with EC-Hungarian trade involved

0

0

0

0

Fines imposed (Million HUF)

55,5

0

0

55,5

% of fines

100,0

0.0

0,0

100.0

Number of cases ended with imposition of fines

4

0

0

4

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2.3. Restrictive agreements
 

Horizontal [8]

Vertical [9]

Composite [10]

Altogether [11]

% of cases

Initiated ex officio

% of cases initiated ex officio

Number of cases with EC-Hungarian trade involved

Illegal agreements

10

0

2

12

60,0

10

71,4

0

Termination of proceedings after suspension

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

Conditional approval

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

Voluntary acceptance of the proposal of GVH

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

GVH interventions altogether

10

0

2

12

60,0

10

71,4

0

Individual exemption

0

1

0

1

5,0

0

0.0

0

Exempted under a block exemption regulation [12]

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

Non prohibited agreement [13]

2

2

0

4

20,0

2

14,3

0

Non restrictive agreement [14]

1

1

1

3

15,0

2

14,3

0

Other kind of suspension

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

Cases altogether

13

4

3

20

100.0

14

100.0

0

% of cases

65,0

20,0

15,0

100.0

 

Not notificated

0

0

0

0

Withdrawal of group exemption

0

0

0

0

Initiated ex officio

8

3

3

14

% of cases initiated ex officio

57,1

21,4

21,4

100.0

Number of cases with EC-Hungarian trade involved

0

0

0

0

Fines imposed by GVH (M HUF)

636,5

0.0

2

638,5

% of fines due to GVH intervention

99,7

0.0

0,3

100,0

Fines imposed for the failure of notification of the agreement (M HUF)

0

0

0

0

Number of cases where fines were imposed due to failure of notification

0

0

0

0

Number of cases ended with imposition of fines

7

0

2

9

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2.4. Concentrations
 

Horizontal [15]

Vertical [16]

Composite and other [17]

Altogether [18]

% of cases

Initiated ex officio

% of cases initiated ex officio

Prohibition

1

0

0

1

1,5

0

0.0

Conditional approval

1

0

0

1

1,5

0

0.0

Voluntary acceptance of the proposal of GVH

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

GVH intervention altogether

2

0

0

2

2,9

0

0.0

Other refusals

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

Approvals

46

2

14

62

91,2

0

0.0

Not subject to authorisation/ not concentration [19]

3

0

0

3

4,4

0

0.0

Other terminations of proceedings

0

0

1

1

1,5

1

0.0

Cases altogether

51

2

15

68

100.0

1

0.0

Decision in the first phase [20]

43

2

13

58

 

Decisions in the second phase [21]

8

0

1

9

% of cases

75,0

2,9

22,1

100.0

Not notificated

3

1

1

5

Initiated ex officio

0

0

1

1

% of cases initiated ex officio

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fines imposed for the lack of notification (Million HUF)

7,78

0,6

0,0

8,38

% of fines imposed for the lack of notification

92,8

7,2

0.0

100.0


Footnotes
  • Depending on the type of the case, GVH (Office of Economic Competition) interventions might result in different types of decisions:
    . establishment of the infringement: applied in all types of cases (However the category of 'failure to notify the concentration' is not included although these are also infringements of the Competition Act. This influences the overall number of infringements and fines.)
    . termination of proceedings after suspension: applied in all types of cases (except the concentrations)
    . refusal of the exemption: applied in the case of restrictive agreements
    . prohibited concentrations (refused notifications): applied in the case of concentrations and restrictive agreements
    . imposition of condition: applied in the case of restrictive agreements and concentrations
    . voluntary acceptance of the reflections of GVH: applied in the case of concentrations and restrictive agreements

  • The number of all decisions taken/proceedings done is actually 128, the 129 value provided for in the table is inflated due to the fact that in one case the proceeding covered two different matters. In Vj-022/2002 both the question of an abuse of dominant position (no intervention) and restrictive agreements(GVH intervened) were raised. This case is both enumerated in the respective matter rows, and is counted twice when mechanically added up. Hence the unbiased number of antitrust cases were not 88, but 87 (of which GVH intervened in 16 cases).

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement.

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decesions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Termination of proceedings by formal decision in cases initiated ex officio.

  • Termination of proceedings by formal decision in cases initiated ex officio.

  • Termination of proceedings by formal decision in cases initiated ex officio.

  • Cases in which the decisions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decisions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decisions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Cases in which the decisions were taken in more than one matter are represented in the table according to the most serious infringement

  • Termination of proceedings by formal decision in cases initiated ex officio.

  • Such decomposition of the time limit is in force only from the 1st of Ffebruary 2001, therefore the total number of cases is not equal with the sum of the two -phased cases.

  • Such decomposition of the time limit is in force only from the 1st of Ffebruary 2001, therefore the total number of cases is not equal with the sum of the two -phased cases.