The Dutch Competition Authority issues its conclusions on the national textbook market underlining that competition between distributors and publishers of secondary-education textbooks is limited

The Netherlands: Textbook Scan on Dutch Market* Competition between distributors and publishers of secondary-education textbooks is limited, thereby preventing the Dutch textbook market from functioning optimally. This has been the conclusion of the 2011 Textbook Scan carried out by the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) published on 8 March 2011. The previous Textbook Scan was performed in 2006, and it appears from the new scan that competition between textbooks distributors has considerably slowed down since then. According to the Scan, one of the reasons is that schools in the Netherlands are now using European tenders when buying textbooks.

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European Competition Network Brief, The Dutch Competition Authority issues its conclusions on the national textbook market underlining that competition between distributors and publishers of secondary-education textbooks is limited, 8 March 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2011, Art. N° 36650

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