The Swiss Competition Commission adopts a de minimis notice

On December 19th, 2005, the Swiss Competition Commission (the “SCC”) issued a notice in relation to small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) and micro-enterprises, entitled Communication on agreements with a limited effect on the market (“SME Communication”). The SME Communication is analogous to the Commission notice, of 22 december 2001, on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition under Article 81(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community (de minimis) ; (OJEU C 368, 22 december 2001, p. 13-15). The SME Communication is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e Cartel Act (“ACart”) (a provision that took effect after the 2003 revision of the Acart), which allows such communications to be published by the SCC with respect to

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Blaise Carron, The Swiss Competition Commission adopts a de minimis notice, 19 December 2005, e-Competitions December 2005, Art. N° 445

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