The German Competition Authority issues a fining decision against manufacturers of drugstore products (KWR working group)

Associations & Information Exchanges – German Case Highlights Importance of Commonsense Precautions to Reduce Competition Risk* Readers of my blog will know that I do a lot of work with trade and professional associations. In this regard, a topic that perennially arises (and which I continually find interesting) relates to “information exchanges” that occur at and through associations. On this theme, a Case Summary issued earlier today by the German antitrust authority (the Bundeskartellamt) caught my eye relating to enforcement proceedings against drugstore product manufacturers for problematic exchanges of competitively sensitive information through an industry association. In this case (see: Fine proceedings against manufacturers of drugstore products), the German authority

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Steve Szentesi, The German Competition Authority issues a fining decision against manufacturers of drugstore products (KWR working group), 18 March 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 54831

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