Supply of products to the furniture industry: suspected anti-competitive arrangements

The CMA is investigating suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of products to the furniture industry.

Case reference: CE/9882-16

Case timetable

Date Action
November 2016 Investigation continuing (further update by the end of February 2017)
July 2016 Decision taken to proceed with the investigation (further update by the end of October 2016)
March 2016 to July 2016 (estimate) Initial investigation: information gathering, including the issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses; potential state of play meetings with parties
30 March 2016 Investigation opened


  • The investigation concerns suspected infringements of Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and/or Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
  • The CMA has not reached a view as to whether there is sufficient evidence of an infringement of competition law for it to issue a statement of objections to the party/parties under investigation. Not all cases result in the CMA issuing a statement of objections. As a result, it would not be appropriate to include any further estimates of the timing of any later investigative steps at this stage.
  • Changes to the timing of original entries in the case timetable will be made where the estimated timing changes.


Assistant project director

Georgina Laverack (0203 738 6493,

Project directors

Deborah Wilkie (0203 738 6606,

Ruth Ashworth (0203 738 6848,

Senior responsible officer

Stephen Blake (0203 738 6469,

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