The Brussels Court of Appeals rules that resale price maintenance is an anti-competitive restriction by object, which always has an appreciable effect on competition (Laroy-Duvo / Belgian State)

Description of the impugned case Laroy-Duvo imports petfoods from the USA and distributes these products in Belgium. It imposed fixed retail prices on its distributors. Its distributors were repeatedly and explicitly warned that if the retail prices are not respected, they will no longer be supplied. No other anti-competitive practices were agreed between Laroy-Duvo and its distributors. On 14 March 1994, Laroy-Duvo had notified its

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Louise Depuydt, The Brussels Court of Appeals rules that resale price maintenance is an anti-competitive restriction by object, which always has an appreciable effect on competition (Laroy-Duvo / Belgian State), 13 October 1998, e-Competitions October 1998, Art. N° 32225

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