News

THAILAND: Chang beer cleared of unfair practice in latest round of Thai beer war

Most popular

Why water has become more important than wine

just-drinks speaks to A-B InBev CEO Carlos Brito

Stoli Group’s AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila- Comment

As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its problems

MORE

In the latest chapter in the Thai beer war, Chang Beer, has been found not guilty of unfair business practices by Thailand's Fair Trade Commission. Reports of the decision in the Thai press have said that the attempts by Chang rival, Singha Brewery, to have Chang charged have been unsuccessful. Singha believed that Chang's practice was to sell beer at below-cost prices to distributors who also agreed to buy a certain amount of its liquor violated trade laws.But the Fair Trade Commission ruled that Chang did not undertake this practice as a company policy, rather it was an independent action by some of its wholesalers. The wholesalers can only be found guilty of breaking the law if it is proved they can control the market.However, the Commission may ask Chang to try to curb the practice because it is deemed inappropriate. Meanwhile, Singha can launch an appeal if it can prove either Chang or its wholesalers control the market.


Related Content

Heineken challenges EUR31.5m fine over unfair practices

Heineken challenges EUR31.5m fine over unfair practices...

Drinking vinegar's role in the war against sugar - NPD round-up

Drinking vinegar's role in the war against sugar - NPD round-up...

What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus

What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus...

What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus

What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..



Forgot your password?