The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition exempts an individual beer supply agreement containing a minimum purchase obligation in favour of the dominant operator (Plzensky Prazdroj)

In this decision the national competition authority, the Czeh Office for the Protection of Competition (hereafter the “Office”) had a new opportunity to assess the validity of a vertical agreement concluded between the largest Czech brewer, Plzensky Prazdroj, a.s., and its distributors. The current decision follows five earlier statements of disapproval of the said agreement. In the first decision of 25 March 2002 the Office found that companies Plzensky Prazdroj a.s., and Radegast a.s., infringed the competition rules (in particular Article 3-1 of the Act on the Protection of Competition) in consideration of a minimum purchase obligation contained in the agreements by which Plzensky Prazdroj, a.s., required its distributors to purchase a minimum quantity of beer per annum and in

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Jana Jichova, The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition exempts an individual beer supply agreement containing a minimum purchase obligation in favour of the dominant operator (Plzensky Prazdroj), 15 March 2006, e-Competitions March 2006, Art. N° 1370

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