More bad news: Nikon Switzerland fined $13.25 million for restricting parallel imports

Since March of 2010 the Swiss subsidiary of Nikon Corp. has been investigated for “preventing other companies from importing some of its photography products”. The verdict is now out and Nikon was fined CHF 12.5 million ($13.25 million) for “restricting parallel imports”:

In a statement on Thursday, Comco said Nikon had illegally closed off the Swiss market by inserting clauses into foreign distribution contracts restricting exports to Switzerland. Inversely, the company inserted similar clauses into its Swiss distribution contracts to restrict supply abroad.

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