Investigation into Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Acting on complaints, CCS had investigated Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (“APBS”) in relation to its practice of supplying draught beer to retail outlets solely on an exclusive basis (outlet-exclusivity practice). APBS has since provided CCS with a voluntary commitment to cease its outlet-exclusivity practice. Moving forward, APBS will not impose outlet-exclusivity conditions in its supply of draught beer contracts to retailers.
The change in APBS’s business practices is applicable to all draught beer contracts entered into with retailers on and after 28 December 2015, including new and renewal contracts. As the voluntary commitment adequately addresses CCS’s concerns, CCS has ceased its investigation. CCS will, however, continue to monitor market practices, and reserves the right to investigate any breach of the commitment or any other anti-competitive practices by APBS.
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