The Dutch Authority Consumers and Markets does not accept sustainability agreements relating to poultry (Chicken of Tomorrow)

This article concerns the analysis performed by the Dutch competition authority (Authority Consumers and Markets, hereinafter: "the ACM") of sustainability agreements between organizations in the poultry sector and supermarkets sector. Further to the ACM's "Position Paper on Competition and Sustainability", and the Policy Rules Competition and Sustainability of May 2014, the ACM's analysis of this case provides a practical insight as to how the ACM reviews agreements with a sustainability objective. 1. The competition risk of sustainability agreements and the assessment (Horizontal) agreements between competing undertakings and (vertical) agreements between undertakings within the same production and supply chain can restrict competition and therefore such agreements may come

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Stijn de Zwart, The Dutch Authority Consumers and Markets does not accept sustainability agreements relating to poultry (Chicken of Tomorrow), 21 January 2015, e-Competitions January 2015, Art. N° 71860

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