The Romanian Competition Authority grants an individual exemption for the exclusive distribution agreements concluded by the leading chocolate producer with its distributors (Kraft Foods Romania)

Summary The Romanian Competition Authority granted an individual exemption for exclusive distribution contracts concluded between chocolate producer Kraft Foods and its 14 distributors. Initially concerned with the risk of raising entry barriers and reduction of inter-brand competition among producers and intra-brand competition among distributors, the Competition Authority established that market structure, ease of entry, existence of numerous potential distributors and features of the exclusive distribution scheme allow granting the individual exemption for the period of the duration of the specified contracts. Facts SC Kraft Foods Romania SA (Kraft Foods) applied to the Romanian Competition Authority (Consiliul Concurenþei) (CC) for an individual

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Romanian Competition Authority grants an individual exemption for the exclusive distribution agreements concluded by the leading chocolate producer with its distributors (Kraft Foods Romania), 9 December 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 25686

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