The Dutch Government submits its legislative proposal on the sustainability initiatives to the Dutch House of Representatives

COMPETITION LAW AND SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES: DUTCH BILL PROVIDES MORE LEEWAY* On 4 July 2019 a long-awaited Dutch legislative proposal regarding sustainability initiatives (“Wet ruimte voor duurzaamheidsinitiatieven“) was submitted to the Dutch House of Representatives. The proposal aims to foster collaboration between undertakings towards sustainability goals by removing the barrier of competition law. This is an interesting development because of at least two reasons: (i) it shows that sustainability is high on the agenda of the Dutch government and (ii) it allows collaborations which would otherwise perhaps not have been allowed under the competition rules, more specifically the cartel prohibition. In this blog, we briefly discuss the background of the proposal, the proposal

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Hera Butt, Mariska Van De Sanden, Janneke Kohlen, The Dutch Government submits its legislative proposal on the sustainability initiatives to the Dutch House of Representatives, 4 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91902

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