March 1996

Anticompetitive practices

The EU Commission authorizes a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between ports in Europe and ports in East Africa and the red sea (East African Container Service)
Hong Kong Competition Commission
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

The EU Commission gives green light to a consortium agreement in the maritime transport under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between the Montreal port and various ports in the North-West of Europe (St Lawrence Coordinated Service)
Hong Kong Competition Commission
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Mergers

The UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry prohibits a proposed concentration in the wholesale and retail of pharmaceutical products after referral of the case by the EU Commission (GEHE / Lloyds)
DG GROW (Brussels)
"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 22nd March 1996, the Commission decided that the public bid by GEHE for Lloyds Chemists should be referred to the UK Competition Authorities for further investigation. At that time, Lloyds was already subject to a bid by (...)

The EU Commission refers a proposed merger in the wholesale and retail of pharmaceutical products to the competent UK authorities (GEHE / Lloyds)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 22nd March the Commission decided that the public bid by GEHE for Lloyds the Chemists should be referred to the competent United Kingdom authorities for further investigation. Through its AAH subsidiary, GEHE is currently the (...)

State Aid

The European Commission adopts new code on aid to the synthetic fibres industry
DG COMP (Brussels)
"The Commission adopts new code on aid to the synthetic fibres industry"* In 1977, in recognition of the low average rate of capacity utilisation for the production of synthetic fibres and yarns, the consequent job losses and the risk that further aid would exacerbate the situation and distort (...)

The EU Commission adopts de minimis rule for State aid
DG COMP (Brussels)
"The Commission Adopts New "De Minimis" Rule"* In 1992 the Commission set out its policy on state aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Community guidelines (OJ C 213 of 19.8.1992). In an effort to reduce the administrative burden on the Member States and on the Commission (...)

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