The Latvian Courts and NCA find out that trade between member States is not affected by an international supply agreement and refuse to ask for a preliminary ruling to the ECJ (Kempmayer Media)

Facts On 7 June 2004, the Latvian Competition Council declared that an agreement signed on 14 November 2002 between Kempmayer Media Ltd. (a company of England and Wales) and a/s Digitlais Latvijas radio un televzijas centrs (a company of Latvia) restricted competition and thus declared the agreement null and void. According to the Council, the provisions resulted in the distortion of competition in the digital receivers market within the territory of Latvia, thus denying entry to new entrants (Case n° p/03/05/07”). The agreement provided that Kempmayer Media Ltd. would supply 800 000 digital receivers to Digitlais Latvijas radio un televzijas centrs. According to the Competition Council, this would have meant supplying to the Latvian market all the theoretically required number of

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Zita Ozola, The Latvian Courts and NCA find out that trade between member States is not affected by an international supply agreement and refuse to ask for a preliminary ruling to the ECJ (Kempmayer Media), 8 March 2006, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 530

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