The EU Commission publishes Guidelines establishing conditions under which standardization agreements would normally fall outside the scope of Article 101(1) TFEU

Product Certification – The Next Big Standard-Setting Debate?* Introduction The smart phone wars have led to heated discussions over standard setting in technology markets. It seems only a question of time before the standard setting debate spills over into other areas. My personal candidate is the standard setting that underpins product quality, origin and safety certification. Certification – where invisible features matter An average consumer comes face to face with product certification in her local grocery store. Organic meat, cage-free eggs and fair-trade coffee are only a few examples of certified products, which increasingly populate store shelves. The expansion of green markets has also prompted certification and labelling programs for a wide range of products (e.g.

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  • Sidley Austin (Brussels)

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Pola Karolczyk, The EU Commission publishes Guidelines establishing conditions under which standardization agreements would normally fall outside the scope of Article 101(1) TFEU, 14 January 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2011, Art. N° 54671

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