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Covid-19: Exclusive imports of respiratory assistance equipment in French Guiana and the French West Indies, the Autorité closes the investigation

Published on April 06, 2020

Following a report made by a Guianese company to the Autorité de la concurrence on 30 March  2020, the investigation Services of the Autorité de la concurrence opened an initial investigation into exclusive import practices likely to be implemented by the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare group, active in the supply for hospitals of respiratory systems and products intended for patients suffering from respiratory disorders, in particular for patients suffering from covid -19.


The Fisher & Paykel Healthcare group quickly took the initiative, given the current pandemic background and to avoid any risk of supply disruption in the overseas territories concerned with sensitive medical products, to clarify the group's distribution rules.

The Autorité thus closes an initial investigation into exclusive import practices in the medical equipment sector intended for hospitals in French Guiana and the French West Indies.