The Hungarian NCA holds that the professional rules of book publishers and retailers association restrict competition (Association of Book Publishers and Book Retailers-MKKE)

The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established in its decision, issued on 11 April 2006, that certain provisions of “The rules concerning competition of Hungarian publishing and bookselling” of the Hungarian Association of Book Publishers and Book Retailers restrict economic competition. In concreto, the rules concernig the regulation of final-, net-, booking- and subscription-prices as well as the price reductions and clearance sale of member booksellers were deemed to be unlawful. The Competition Council prohibited the Association to use the provisions in question and obliged the Association to inform the member booksellers about the present decision within 15 days after the receipt of the decision. Subject of the present

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Bálint Bassola, The Hungarian NCA holds that the professional rules of book publishers and retailers association restrict competition (Association of Book Publishers and Book Retailers-MKKE), 11 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2006, Art. N° 676

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