The Israeli Antitrust General Director applies a "Self Assessment" regime on non-horizontal restrictive arrangements

Introduction On July 25, 2013, the Restrictive Trade Practices General Director (the "General Director") issued a new block exemption - the Restrictive Trade Practices Rules (Block Exemption for Non-Horizontal Arrangements which do not Include Certain Price Restrictions), 2013 (the "Block Exemption"), which will be in effect for 5 years. The Block Exemption is revolutionary in Israel in two aspects: first, it applies a "self assessment" regime, instead of the prior default licensing/ approval regime, to non-horizontal arrangements that fall within its boundaries; second, its applicability to non-horizontal arrangements would be mainly conditioned on the effects of the arrangement on the competition rather than on static parameters, such as the market shares of the parties and the

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  • Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent Law Offices (Tel Aviv)
  • Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent Law Offices (Tel Aviv)

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Gal Rozent, Elad Travis, The Israeli Antitrust General Director applies a "Self Assessment" regime on non-horizontal restrictive arrangements, 25 July 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2013, Art. N° 57713

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