The Luxembourg Competition Authority exempts an agreement between taxi companies who were using the reservation center for booking, because it has created more advantages than disadvantages for consumers (Webtaxi)

On 7 June, the Luxembourg Competition Council exempted an agreement between Benelux Taxis, Inter-Taxis and other Taxi companies who jointly use the Webtaxi reservation centre for taking bookings from customers. It is the Competition Council's first decision exempting an agreement or practice restricting competition between competitors from the prohibition on anticompetitive agreements. It is all the more remarkable since the cooperation involved price fixing, which is a very serious per se restriction of competition law and can result in large fines. The Council cleared the cooperation because it considered that it was justified, creating more advantages than disadvantages for consumers and competition in general. This decision is of interest to economic operators in all sectors,

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Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch, Thomas Evans, The Luxembourg Competition Authority exempts an agreement between taxi companies who were using the reservation center for booking, because it has created more advantages than disadvantages for consumers (Webtaxi), 7 June 2018, e-Competitions June 2018, Art. N° 100740

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