The Hungarian Competition Office applies Art. 3. EC Reg. 1/2003 to a distribution network: Application of national competition rules may not lead to prohibition of agreements not prohibited under Art. 81 EC (British American Tobacco - BAT)

Hungarian Competition Office (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal), 30 May 2006, British American Tobacco - BAT, Case n° Vj-94/2005 http://www.gvh.hu/gvh/alpha?do=2&am... The Hungarian Competition Office (HCO) initiated an ex officio procedure to examine whether BAT's Hungarian distribution network, involving 23 distributors, infringed the provisions prohibiting restrictive agreements both under EU and Hungarian competition law from September 2001 to May 2006. Background / Facts of the case BAT Kereskedelmi Kft. (BAT's Hungarian distribution company) distributes tobacco products produced or imported by BAT Dohánygyár Kft. (BAT's Hungarian production company) in the whole territory of Hungary. BAT Kereskedelmi Kft. distributes tobacco products mainly directly to retailers (94% of its

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Ákos Kovách, The Hungarian Competition Office applies Art. 3. EC Reg. 1/2003 to a distribution network: Application of national competition rules may not lead to prohibition of agreements not prohibited under Art. 81 EC (British American Tobacco - BAT), 30 May 2006, e-Competitions May 2006, Art. N° 13214

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