The Hellenic Competition Commission issues an interim measures order prohibiting a collective boycott by a pharmacists association (Infant Milk)

Introduction On 27 July 2012, the Hellenic Competition Commission (Elliniki Epitropi Antagonismou, hereafter: HCC) issued an interim measures order prohibiting the implementation of a collective boycott relating to infant milk products of certain companies. The boycott was adopted by the Assembly General of the Pharmacists Association of Achaia and was about to be implemented with the cooperation of the local pharmacists' cooperative and two further wholesalers of pharmaceuticals and milk formulae. Background On January 2012, the Ministry for Development and the Ministry for Health amended by joint decision [1] the decree transposing into the Greek legal system the provisions of EU Directive 2006/141/EC of 22 December 2006 “on infant formulae and follow-on formulae and amending

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Dimitrios-Panagiotis Tzakas, The Hellenic Competition Commission issues an interim measures order prohibiting a collective boycott by a pharmacists association (Infant Milk), 27 July 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 52710

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