FAS threatened to go to court in case of non-payment of Booking fine

If the Booking.com hotel booking service fulfills the instructions of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to eliminate the requirement for price parity, this will affect prices in Russian hotels, said Deputy Head of the FAS Peter Ivanov. Otherwise, the service will go to court, he said. In August, the FAS fined Booking.com 1.3 billion rubles. For abuse of a dominant position. Mr. Ivanov noted that if the service does not fulfill the requirements of the Russian service, then the FAS will go to court. He added that usually foreign companies pay fines assigned to them by the FAS and there have been no precedents with the collection of fines in court. competitive conditions with the Booking.com service. Indirectly, of course, this should also affect the price, “- said Mr. Ivanov in an interview with RIA Novosti. According to the FAS, Booking illegally imposed conditions on hotels on the parity of prices, occupying 80% ….

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