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Type of case:

Restrictive agreement

Undertaking(s) concerned:

Magyar Országos és Budapesti Fodrász, Fogtechnikus, Kéz-, Lábápoló és Műkörömépítő, Szíkvízkészítő, Kelmefestő-Vegytisztító Szakmai Ipartestület (Hungarian National and Budapest Guild of Hairdressers, Dental Mechanics, Cosmeticians, Manicurists and Pedicurists, Artificial Nail Builders, Soda-makers, Dyers and Dry-Cleaners)

Short description:

The Guild published recommended minimum prices for dental mechanics.


The Competition Council of the GVH established that the Guild undertaking concerned infringed Article 11(2) of the Hungarian Competition Act and Article 81(1) EC by publishing price recommendations. A HUF 3 million (approx. EUR 11 thousand) fine was imposed. The Guild has to publish the decision on its website for at least three months and in the professional journal.


Budapest, 15 October 2009

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