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.
First published: 16 October 2012
|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)|