The CCM conducted a Workshop on Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) for distributors on Friday 8th September 2017. The aim of the Workshop, which was tailored for distributors, was to apprise them of the provisions of the Competition Act 2007 (the Act) on RPM and the one-off RPM Amnesty of the CCM, which is effective as from 5th June 2017 until 5th October 2017.
The workshop was attended by some 25 participants and was structured into three parts. The first part provided the participants with an overview to the Act, in terms of the main types of restrictive business practices covered under the Act, and an overview of the CCM’s investigative and operational procedures. The second part focused on providing a detailed explanation of RPM as provided for under the Act, the liability which enterprises found in breach of the RPM violation of the Act might incur and the CCM Amnesty Programme for RPM. The third session was an interactive session where based on hypothetical scenarios, the participants identified conducts which may amount to RPM under the Act. The queries of participants in relation to RPM and the RPM Amnesty programme were also answered in the last session.