CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT - RECOMMENDED PRICES - PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Recommended prices : The French Competition Council decides on the validity of prices recommended by a professional organization (CIHEF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts The Comité interprofessionnel des huiles essentielles françaises (CIHEF), a professional body bringing together producers and wholesalers, was prosecuted for having "initiated and implemented, for the 2000-2003 marketing years for essential oils of lavender and lavandin, a practice of recommended prices with a character of minimum price ". By imposing a floor price for the purchase of essential oils, the organization professional would have infringed Articles L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code and 81 of the EC Treaty prohibiting anti-competitive agreements. Decision "(...) Within the IHFFC, the main essential

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Recommended prices : The French Competition Council decides on the validity of prices recommended by a professional organization (CIHEF), 12 October 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 27324, www.concurrences.com

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