The European Commission accepts commitments proposed by UK Association in the ship classification market (International Association of Classification Societies)

"Commitment decision in the ship classification case: Paving the way for more competition"*I. Introduction On 14 October 2009, the Commission adopted a decision under Article 9(1) of Regulation 1/2003 [1] that renders legally binding commitments offered by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to address Commission concerns that IACS may have infringed Article 81 EC Treaty (now Article 101 TFEU) and Article 53 EEA Agreement, prohibiting anticompetitive business practices [2]. The Commission's concerns related to the ship classification market and in particular the issue that IACS might have prevented classification societies (CSs) that are not members of IACS from: (i) joining IACS; (ii) participating in IACS‘ technical working groups (which develop IACS

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Rüdiger Dohms, Piergiorgio Rieder, The European Commission accepts commitments proposed by UK Association in the ship classification market (International Association of Classification Societies), 14 October 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 34881

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