The French competition authority seeks a comprehensive reform of current regulation of commercial facilities (Opinion N° 07-A-12)

Background On October 11, 2007, the French competition authority (Conseil de la concurrence), has issued its opinion [1] on propositions prepared by the Committee for the modernization of commercial facilities regulation headed by M. Renaud Dutreil. This Committee had been put in place after the European Commission sent a letter of formal notice to France for adapting its current legislation regulating the retail commercial activity. The Commission found that some aspects of this legislation were against the principles of freedom of establishment and provision of services. The Committee for modernization of commercial facilities has thus proposed a series of amendments to the current legislation. The Conseil de la concurrence has been requested to analyze the current legislation

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Yann Germaine, The French competition authority seeks a comprehensive reform of current regulation of commercial facilities (Opinion N° 07-A-12), 11 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 14801

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