The Dutch District Court of Zutphen holds in an interim judgment that the vertical restraints block exemption regulation covers the application of dissimilar terms and conditions of supply to internet retailers (Groen Trend & Schouten Keukens / AEP Home Products)

In December 2005 interim proceedings were brought before the District Court of Zutphen in a dispute between AEP Home Products (“AEP”), a supplier of kitchen appliances of the brands Atag, Etna and Pelgrim, and two of its buyers namely the internet retailer Groen Trend and the specialist shop Schouten Keukens, which also sells AEP's kitchen appliances on to the internet retailer Groen Trend. The factual background of the case is as follows. In 2005, AEP decided to apply to internet retailers conditions of supply that differ from those it applies to specialist shops. AEP decided to increase the purchase prices for internet retailers and to reduce the guarantee period on kitchen appliances sold over the internet from five to two years. Further, AEP decided that though the conditions of

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Ariela Stoffer, The Dutch District Court of Zutphen holds in an interim judgment that the vertical restraints block exemption regulation covers the application of dissimilar terms and conditions of supply to internet retailers (Groen Trend & Schouten Keukens / AEP Home Products), 30 December 2005, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 427

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