The European Commission has closed an investigation into national passenger operator ČD’s dumping pricing after it concluded the evidence did not support its initial concerns. It is reported by the Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Railway Gazette.

operator ČD

On November 10, 2016, the European Commission launched an investigation to assess whether ČD charged prices below cost to exclude competition, in violation of EU rules.

On October 30, 2020, she expressed her preliminary opinion that between 2011 and 2019, ČD dumped on the Prague-Ostrava route. However, after evaluating the evidence, including information obtained from the ČD, the EC concluded that the evidence did not support these concerns and therefore terminated the investigation.

A separate investigation into the ČD and the Austrian Federal Railways over an alleged collective boycott of the used passenger car market is still ongoing.

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