Molinos Río de la Plata and Maxiconsumo
Lead NCPArgentina
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by the enterprise Maxiconsumo S.A. concerning an alleged non-observance of the Guidelines by the multinational enterprise Molinos Río de la Plata S.A.
Theme(s)Competition, General policies
Date1 Jun 2018
Host country(ies)Argentina
Industry sectorWholesale and retail trade

Read the final statement published by the NCP - January 2019

On June, 2018, the NCP of Argentina received a submission from the enterprise Maxiconsumo S.A. alleging that the multinational enterprise Molinos Río de la Plata S.A. had breached the following chapters of the OECD Guidelines: Preface, General policies, Competition.

Maxiconsumo S.A. claimed that, though it had a long-term business relationship with Molinos Río de la Plata S.A, one of its regular suppliers, the latter arbitrarily terminated the sale of its products, with its specific brands, which constituted an abuse of their dominant market position.

Prior to the presentation before the ANCP, Maxiconsumo filed a complaint before the Argentine National Anti-Trust Commission and another one before a National Court on Commercial Matters.

The ANCP held a meeting with Molino’s representatives in order to inform them about the proceedings and give them the presentation.

On December, 26, 2018, Molino’s legal representative sent a note to the NCP of Argentina noting that due to the existence of the ongoing legal proceeding and since other conciliation attempts were tried previously and were unsuccessful , the company considers it appropriate to seek a resolution for the conflict presented by Maxiconsumo through the legal courts system.

In January 2019, the NCP concluded the case and published a final statement.