The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal decides that a council monitoring the sale of insurance infringed Chapter I prohibition of the CA 1998 by prohibiting members from dealing with intermediaries who are not a member or the agent or sub-agent of such a member (The Institute of Independent Insurance Brokers)

A. Introduction On 17 September 2001 the United Kingdom Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal ("the CCAT") [1] made an important ruling by deciding, contrary to the Director General of Fair Trading, that the General Insurance Standards Council's ("the GISC") rules infringed the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998 ("the 1998 Act") [2]. The GISC rules in question prohibited the insurers members of the GISC from dealing with any intermediary who was not a GISC member or the agent or sub-agent of such a member. The CCAT remitted the case to the Director General of Fair Trading ("the Director General") for further investigation, including on whether the GISC's rules satisfied the terms of section 9 of the 1998 Act [3]. The Director General's decision appealed before the

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Sandrine Delarue, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal decides that a council monitoring the sale of insurance infringed Chapter I prohibition of the CA 1998 by prohibiting members from dealing with intermediaries who are not a member or the agent or sub-agent of such a member (The Institute of Independent Insurance Brokers), 17 September 2001, e-Competitions September 2001, Art. N° 21107

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