The European Commission publishes for consultation drafts of the vertical agreements block exemption regulation and vertical guidelines

On 28 July 2009, the European Commission published for consultation a draft of the proposed new Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (VABER) and its accompanying draft Vertical Guidelines. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on these documents by 28 September 2009. The existing VABER is due to expire on 31 May 2010 and proposals for its replacement have been awaited eagerly. Overall, the drafts of the VABER and the Vertical Guidelines suggest that the current regulatory framework will be maintained. Indeed, in the press release

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The European Commission publishes for consultation drafts of the vertical agreements block exemption regulation and vertical guidelines, 28 July 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2009, Art. N° 42190

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