The German Competition Authority discontinues the proceedings against the "alliance of publishing houses" in the press wholesale sector as they end minimum sales requirement (Verlagsallianz / BPVG)

Bundeskartellamt brings an end to minimum sales requirement in the press wholesale sector* The “alliance of publishing houses” (Verlagsallianz) consisting of seven major German publishing houses and the Association of German Book, Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers (BPVG) have refrained from applying the minimum sales requirement in the press wholesale sector. The Bundeskartellamt had previously expressed competition law concerns as the

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority discontinues the proceedings against the "alliance of publishing houses" in the press wholesale sector as they end minimum sales requirement (Verlagsallianz / BPVG), 22 January 2020, e-Competitions January 2020, Art. N° 93148

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