Summary of decision on objection regarding abuse of dominance by Apple
On July 13, 2023, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) declared the objections filed by Apple Inc and Apple Distribution International Ltd (Apple) against ACM’s penalty payments order of August 24, 2021, unfounded.
On August 24, 2021 ACM imposed an order subject to periodic penalty payments on Apple. ACM ruled that Apple imposed unreasonable conditions on dating-app providers for access to the App Store. In doing so, Apple abused its dominant position. Apple filed objections against this decision.
In its decision of July 13, 2023, ACM declared Apple’s objections unfounded. This decision is open to appeal before the District Court of Rotterdam.
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