CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - ARTICLE 81 EC - AGREEMENT TO REDUCE PRODUCTION CAPACITY - ANTICOMPETITIVE OBJECT

Reduction of capacities: The ECJ rules that the arrangement concluded between the main Irish beef processors requiring a reduction of processing capacity has as its object the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition (Beef Industry Development Society)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 20 November 2008, Competition Authority v. Beef Industry Development Society Ltd, Barry Brothers (Carrigmore) Meats Ltd, case. C-209/07 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Supreme Court of Ireland has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities for a preliminary ruling. The Court of Justice has had occasion to refer to settled case-law under Article 81 EC concerning the prohibition of agreements between undertakings on the basis of their anti-competitive object. The dispute in the main proceedings arose in the context of the overcapacity affecting the beef sector in Ireland and, more particularly, the processing sector. In

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Cyril Sarrazin, Reduction of capacities: The ECJ rules that the arrangement concluded between the main Irish beef processors requiring a reduction of processing capacity has as its object the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition (Beef Industry Development Society), 20 November 2008, Concurrences N° 1-2009, Art. N° 23360, pp. 104-106

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