The EU Commission launches a public consultation as part of the ongoing review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation

On 18 December 2020, the Commission launched a public consultation as part of the ongoing review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and its accompanying Vertical Guidelines. Based on the recently completed evaluation, the Commission concluded that, while the rules are still relevant and useful to businesses, certain areas need to be adapted. By means of an online questionnaire, available here, the Commission aims to gather views from stakeholders to help assess the impact of various policy options and other issues as recently detailed in the Inception Impact Assessment (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2020, No. 10). The questionnaire asks stakeholders about their experiences and opinions concerning the various options under consideration by the Commission in

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Floris-Willem Dierickx, The EU Commission launches a public consultation as part of the ongoing review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation, 18 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98578

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