The OECD holds a roundtable on resale price maintenance

Key documents: Executive summary, by the Secretariat 1. From the country submissions, the background paper, and the discussion at the roundtable in October 2008, the following points emerge: (1). The term “resale price maintenance” (RPM) refers to a particular type of vertical agreement in which an upstream firm controls or restricts the price (or sometimes the terms and conditions) at which a downstream firm can on-sell its product or service, usually to final consumers. Resale price maintenance arises when an upstream firm – usually the manufacturer, producer, or importer of a good or service – limits or restricts the ability of a downstream firm – usually a distributor or retailer – to set the prices at which it on-sells the products of the upstream firm. Two different forms of RPM

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on resale price maintenance, 1 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 85662

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