A Belgian Court makes preliminary reference to the ECJ regarding compatibility of Belgian procedural rules with EC regulation 1/2003 (VEBIC)

Introduction On 30 September 2008, the Brussels Court of Appeal made a preliminary reference to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) relating to the compatibility of the Belgian procedural rules governing appeal cases with EC Regulation (EC) n° 1/2003 [1] on the implementation of the rules on competition law laid down in Articles 81 and 82 EC. The appeal was made against a decision of 25 January 2008 of the Belgian Competition Council fining the Belgian trade association “VEBIC” (Federatie van Verenigingen van Brood- en Banketbakkers, IJsbereiders en Chocoladebewerkers VZW) for distributing price recommendations in breach of the Belgian Competition Act “BCA” [2]. Background After the liberalization of bread prices in July 2004, VEBIC started to monitor the cost price of bread on the

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.