The EU Court of Justice provides guidance to French court on relationship between EU Common Agricultural Policy and competition law (APVE)

On 14 November 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) handed down a judgment on a request for preliminary ruling from the French Supreme Court regarding the relationship between the objectives of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and those of EU competition law (C-671/15, APVE and Others). Following the opinion of Advocate General Wahl (VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2017, No. 4), the ECJ took the view that agricultural producer organisations and their associations may be held liable for breaching EU competition law under certain circumstances (see analysis below). French Endive cartel case Clarification of relationship between EU Common Agricultural Policy and competition law The objectives of the EU’s common agricultural policy (“CAP”) di er from those of EU

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Richard Burton, The EU Court of Justice provides guidance to French court on relationship between EU Common Agricultural Policy and competition law (APVE), 14 November 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2017, Art. N° 85455

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