The Norwegian Competition Authority has notified dairy producer TINE that it may impose a fine of NOK 45 million (approx. € 5.8 million) for abuse of dominant position. In their reply to the competition authority, TINE refutes this claim. TINE argues that there is no proof of abusive behaviour and that TINE is not dominant in the relevant market.
Copenhagen Economics has helped TINE define the relevant product and geographic market. The relevant market is a concept used to identify TINE’s actual competitors which is a necessary first step in determining whether TINE has a dominant position. For more information, see the press release from TINE
Further information: Dr Henrik Ballebye Olesen