The EU Court of Justice states that a distribution agreement intended to apply in a third country and imposing an obligation to export products to a non-member country cannot be regarded as having the object of restricting competition (Javico / Yves Saint Laurent Parfums)

Case C-306/96 Javico International and Javico AG v Yves Saint Laurent Parfums SA (YSLP)* 1. An agreement between a producer and a reseller intended to apply within the Community and to deprive a reseller of his commercial freedom to choose his customers by requiring him to sell only to customers established in the contractual territory is restrictive of competition within the meaning of Article 85(1) of the Treaty. Similarly, an agreement which requires a reseller not to resell contractual products outside the contractual territory has as its object the exclusion of parallel imports within the Community and consequently restriction of competition in the common market. Such provisions, in contracts for the

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