The EU Commission renews the exemption granted to a film distribution company (United International Pictures)

"Commission renews the exemption of United International Pictures BV"*Introduction On 9 September 1999, the Commission renewed, by means of an administrative ‘comfort’ letter [1], the exemption from 1989 [2] under Article 81(3) of the EC Treaty of the agreements establishing United International Pictures BV (UIP). However, the Commission has reserved the right to re-examine the UIP exemption, if it learns of any new elements affecting the appreciation of the case, particularly those arising from complaints; in any event, it may do so 5 years after the issuing of the comfort letter. UIP is a film distribution company established on 1 November 1981 by Paramount Pictures Corporation, Universal Studios Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (the Partners). The Partners originally distributed

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Torben Toft, The EU Commission renews the exemption granted to a film distribution company (United International Pictures), 9 September 1999, e-Competitions Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 39314

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