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Poland competition authority searches premises of Grupa Allegro

Staff Writer |
The UOKiK of Poland is conducting a search on the premises of Grupa Allegro. The search was ordered in connection with the explanatory proceedings intended to verify whether the undertaking may be according favourable treatment to its own online store at the expense of other sellers.

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The search was ordered in connection with the explanatory proceedings initiated by the UOKiK on June 21.

The Competition Authority has received numerous complaints in which various undertakings pointed out the changes made by the company to its allegro.pl sales platform.

The changes in question allegedly resulted in the products sold on this platform by the XY online store always being listed as “best match” in search results.

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection may use a variety of measures in order to gather evidence of conclusion of an unlawful agreement. One of the most effective among those measures is conducting a search of the entrepreneur’s premises.


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