Cooperation & COVID-19: The EU Temporary Framework & national cooperation exemptions

Introduction The onset of the Coronavirus crisis has created higher-than-normal demands for certain medical and certain non-medical related goods and services. The fast moving situation makes it difficult for businesses and customers to predict demand levels and ensure they have the capacity to service purchaser requirements. This has in turn led to a need for businesses which are normally rivals to work together to collaborate in order to address market failures, brought about by the crisis itself. On 8 April 2020, the EU Commission issued its Temporary Framework for assessing antitrust issues related to business cooperation in response to situations of urgency stemming from the current COVID-19 outbreak” (the “Framework”). [1] The Framework builds on contacts the Commission had

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys (London)

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Paul Henty, Cooperation & COVID-19: The EU Temporary Framework & national cooperation exemptions, 18 June 2020, e-Competitions Competition Law & Covid-19, Art. N° 95105

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