The EU Court of First Instance confirms packaging recycling system incumbent’s abuse of dominance (Duales System Deutschland)

"The Court of First Instance confirms Duales System Deutschland’s abuse of dominance in the packaging recycling system"*I. Introduction On 24 May 2007 the CFI fully upheld two Commission decisions adopted in 2001 concerning the agreements set up by the German system for the collection and recycling of packaging waste called Duales System Deutschland (DSD). II. The collection and recycling system operated by DSD DSD was until August 2003 the only undertaking that operated a comprehensive packaging collection and recycling system in Germany. The system serves to meet the requirements laid down in the German Packaging Ordinance as well as in EC directive 94/62 on Packaging and Packaging wastes. Manufacturers and retailers, who have the legal obligation to take back sales packaging,

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  • European Commission - Secretariat General (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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Michael Gremminger, Gerald Miersch, The EU Court of First Instance confirms packaging recycling system incumbent’s abuse of dominance (Duales System Deutschland), 24 May 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2007, Art. N° 35890

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