CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT - ARTICLE 81 EC - BEEF PROCESSING INDUSTRY - AGREEMENTS FACILITATING MARKET EXITS - RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION BY OBJECT

Reduction of capacities: The Advocate General Trstenjak holds that agreements between a processors organisation and its members which provide for the exit of some of them in order to reduce the production capacity are not a restriction of competition by object and recommends to the Irish Supreme Court to declare them compatible with Art. 81.1 EC (Beef Industry Development and Barry Brothers)

ECJ, Opinion AG Trstenjak, 4 September 2008, Beef Industry Development Society et Barry Brothers, case C-209/07 La notion d'objet anticoncurrentiel d'un accord doit-elle s'apprécier restrictivement et ne s'appliquer qu'aux infractions caractérisées ou, au contraire, doit-elle être analysée au regard du contexte juridique et économique de l'accord ? Telles sont les principales discussions abordées dans les très intéressantes conclusions de l'avocat général Trstenjak présentées le 4 septembre 2008 dans une affaire où est

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Michel Debroux, Reduction of capacities: The Advocate General Trstenjak holds that agreements between a processors organisation and its members which provide for the exit of some of them in order to reduce the production capacity are not a restriction of competition by object and recommends to the Irish Supreme Court to declare them compatible with Art. 81.1 EC (Beef Industry Development and Barry Brothers), 4 September 2008, Concurrences Review N° 4-2008, Art. N° 22265, p. 75

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