A Dutch Court dismisses the appeal on the restrictive effect of a regulation for professional certification but upholds it on the ground on price fixing thereby ordering the NCA to investigate the matter further (Elektroburo)

The appellant, Elektroburo A B.V., appealed to the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal against the judgement of the District Court of Rotterdam of 5 December 2006, reg. nr. MEDED 06/1331, which dismissed its appeal against the decision of 22nd of August 2002 of the Dutch Competition Authority (DCA). In the decision the DCA rejected the appellant's complaint relating to its previous decision of the 2nd of August 2002 whereby the DCA had concluded that exemption of the Regulation for Recognition and Certification of Electro-technical Installers (Regeling voor de erkenning en certificering van elektrotechnische installateurs) (REI) was not required under the Dutch competition rules. The DCA took this decision after the application of the EnergieNed (the Association of the Dutch Companies

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