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RGDATA Issue Complaint Against An Post Threats

RGDATA has made a complaint to the Competition Authority in regards to an order by An Post to its retailer network attempting to prevent them from providing services from other parties which compete with services offered by An Post.

An Post has threatened to terminate its contracts if retailers continue to provide these services, including, electronic top ups, bill payment services and mail services.

Tara Buckley, Director General, RGDATA commented, ”RGDATA believes that this correspondence and the threat/sanction that it proposes represents an abuse of dominance by An Post and is a clear attempt to restrict competition, innovation and choice to the detriment of consumers and competitors.”

The representative body for the independent retail grocery sector in Ireland has highlighted retailers concerns that some have contracts with other providers who offer services that are not provided by An Post or its subsidiary PostPoint, for example Leap cards, gas cards and ESB top ups.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Genna Patterson

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