Introduction On July 25, 2013, the Restrictive Trade Practices General Director (the "General Director") issued a new block exemption - the Restrictive Trade Practices Rules (Block Exemption for Non-Horizontal Arrangements which do not Include Certain Price Restrictions), 2013 (the "Block Exemption"), which will be in effect for 5 years. The Block Exemption is revolutionary in Israel in two aspects: first, it applies a "self assessment" regime, instead of the prior default licensing/ approval regime, to non-horizontal arrangements that fall within its boundaries; second, its applicability to non-horizontal arrangements would be mainly conditioned on the effects of the arrangement on the competition rather than on static parameters, such as the market shares of the parties and the
The Israeli Competition Authority applies a "self-assessment" regime on non-horizontal restrictive arrangements
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