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Notice of Appeal by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd and Regent Star Travel Pte Ltd on CCS Infringement Decision Against Price Fixing in Bus Services from Singapore to Malaysia and Southern Thailand

 

Appeal Number:

3/2009

Appellants:

 

 

1.Transtar Travel

2.Regent Star Travel

 

Date Received:

Notice of Appeal received on 31 December 2009

Summary of CCS Decision that Appeal Relates:

 

 

 

1. On 3 November 2009, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) decided that 16 coach operators and their trade association, the Express Bus Agencies Association (EBAA), had engaged in price-fixing of coach tickets.

 

2. CCS’ investigations revealed that the coach operators, together with the EBAA, had agreed to fix the prices of coach tickets for travelling between Singapore and destinations in Malaysia from 2006 to 2008. Through meetings arranged regularly under the auspices of EBAA, the coach operators agreed to fix the coach prices in two ways:

 

·Minimum Selling Prices (MSP) of the coach tickets sold.As a result, these coach operators adjusted ticket prices to either at or above the MSP, resulting in higher ticket prices.

·Fuel & Insurance Charges(FIC) imposed across the board to mark up ticket prices. The FIC was revised upwards on various occasions after it was implemented.

 

3. CCS has directed the Appealing Parties to terminate the MSP agreement with immediate effect. Pursuant to section 69(2)(d) of the Competition Act, CCS has imposed a financial penalty of $518,167 on Transtar Travel and $103,875 on Regent Star Travel.

 

The full text of the Infringement Decision may be found at the following URL:

 https://www.ccs.gov.sg/public-register-and-consultation/public-consultation-items/~/media/custom/ccs/files/public%20register%20and%20consultation/public%20consultation%20items/price%20fixing%20of%20coach%20bus%20services%20for%20travelling/ebaaidpublicversion03112009final.ashx

 

Relief Sought by Appellant

1. Reduction in Financial Penalties.

2. Order for Respondents to pay Appellants costs in relation to preparation of Notice of Appeal.

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