Leisure goods: investigation into anti-competitive practices

Office of Fair Trading (OFT) closed Competition Act 1998 case.

Investigation into suspected investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements relating to leisure goods

Case reference: CE/9647-12

Case closed: May 2013

Summary of work

In July 2012, the OFT launched a formal investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements relating to certain leisure goods. This investigation was conducted under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Case timetable

First published: 16 October 2012

Milestone  Date
Investigation opened July 2012 (actual)
Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses July - November 2012 (actual)
OFT analysis and review of parties' responses to information requests November 2012 - March 2013 (actual)
Issue of further information requests (if necessary) November 2012 - March 2013 (actual)
Internal governance processes to decide investigation outcome November 2012 - March 2013 (actual)
Investigation closed on administrative priority grounds May 2013 (actual)
Published 1 May 2013