The EU Commission adopts a green paper on vertical restraints in EU competition policy

"Commission adopts Green Paper on vertical restraints in EU competition policy"* The Commission adopted on 22 January the Green Paper on Vertical Restraints in EU Competition Policy. With this paper Commissioner Van Miert invites all interested parties to participate in the discussion on this important part of EU competition policy. BACKGROUND AND REASONS FOR GREEN PAPER The single market represents an opportunity for EU firms to enter new markets that may have been previously closed to them because of state barriers. This penetration of new markets takes time and investment and is risky. The process is often facilitated by agreements between the producer who wants to break into a new market and a local distributor. However, arrangements between producers and distributors can also

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  • Brussels School of Competition (Brussels)

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Lucas Peeperkorn, The EU Commission adopts a green paper on vertical restraints in EU competition policy, 22 January 1996, e-Competitions January 1996, Art. N° 39535

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