The Belgium Supreme Court rules on the exact scope of the "full jurisdiction" of the Brussels Court of Appeal in competition cases (Honda)

1. BackgroundComplaints and decision of the Belgian Competition Council Further to complaints lodged by twelve independent distributors of motorcycles before the Belgian Competition Council, five official importers of motorcycles (Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, Yamaha and Kawasaki) were condemned for abuse of a dominant position. In its decision of 21 January 1999, the Competition Council found that the official importers abused their dominant position on the market of their specific brand with the following five practices, between 1991 and April 1996: (i) requiring the dealers to submit an approval application and the procedure leading to the delivery of a certificate of conformity; (ii) requiring the dealers to deliver and install spare parts; (iii) the limitation of the approval of

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Jacques Derenne, Mercedes Smeets, The Belgium Supreme Court rules on the exact scope of the "full jurisdiction" of the Brussels Court of Appeal in competition cases (Honda), 3 June 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Automobile, Art. N° 40182

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