The EU Court of Justice states that a provision in the statutes of a cooperative purchasing association, forbidding its members to participate in other forms of organized cooperation which are in direct competition with it, does not restrict competition (Gøttrup-Klim / DLG)

Case C-250/92 Gøttrup-Klim Grovvareforening and Others v Dansk Landbrugs Growareselskab AmbA (DLG)* 1. The scope of Regulation No 26/62, adopted on the basis of Articles 42 and 43 of the Treaty and applying certain rules of competition to production of and trade in agricultural products, was restricted by Article 1 thereof to production of and trade in the products listed in Annex II to the Treaty. That regulation cannot therefore be applied to trade in a product which does not fall within Annex II even if it is a substance ancillary to the production of another product which itself falls within that

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