CASE COMMENT: COLLUSIVE PRACTICES - ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS - VERTICAL AGREEMENTS -MINIMUM PRICES - RECOMMENDED PRICES - MEETINGS - APPROVAL CRITERIA - RESALE PROHIBITION - EXPORT PROHIBITION - MATERIAL EFFECT ON INTRA-COMMUNITY TRADE (NO)

Resale and export prohibitions: The French Competition Council condemns a number of horizontal and vertical agreements in the area of cycles and bicycles equipment: the practices are considered serious but with limited effect (Bicycles)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Conc. conc. dec. no. 06-D-37 of 7 December 2006 relating to practices implemented in the sector of distribution of cycles and products for cyclists At the end of a lengthy decision (134 pages), which is now customary for the Board, is sanctioned a series of horizontal and vertical agreements in the cycle sector. This decision, which multiplies references to Community law, is a good summary of the evidentiary requirements required to demonstrate this type of agreements. The first thing that strikes one is the multiplicity of actors involved. Twenty-two undertakings were penalised, two were exonerated, and the Council considers that the practices to which

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Emmanuelle Claudel, Resale and export prohibitions: The French Competition Council condemns a number of horizontal and vertical agreements in the area of cycles and bicycles equipment: the practices are considered serious but with limited effect (Bicycles) , 7 December 2006, Concurrences N° 1-2007, Art. N° 12793, pp. 84-85

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