Deutsche Post Faces German Antitrust Probe Over Pricing

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 1:53 PM EST) -- Germany’s antitrust watchdog will investigate whether Deutsche Post AG — the world’s largest delivery and courier company — abused its dominant position by undercutting smaller competitors, the agency said Monday.

The Federal Cartel Office launched a probe into complaints from several independent rivals that Deutsche Post — which owns DHL Express — offered major corporate customers deep discounts on letter postage that were designed to harm smaller companies.

Andreas Mundt, president of the FCO, said the company may have charged rates that were below cost....
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