CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - EUROPEAN UNION – ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS - AGRICULTURE - COMMON MARKET ORGANIZATION - ENDIVES

Common market organization: In a preliminary ruling requested by the French Cour de cassation, the Court of justice clarifies the interplay between the EU rules applying to the agriculture sector and the various derogations to Article 101, §1 TFEU (Association des producteurs vendeurs d’endives)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision that received some media attention, on March 6, 2012, the Authority condemned a number of producers and professional organizations for their participation in a cartel in the endive production and marketing sector (Dec. No. 12-D-08). Although the fines imposed remained fairly modest, these convictions occurred in a tense economic and social context: we know that French agricultural producers, who run unprofitable or unprofitable farms, are subject to the free play of global competition and, above all, faced with the purchasing power of transformers, manufacturers and distributors, find themselves in a complicated and sometimes even

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Common market organization: In a preliminary ruling requested by the French Cour de cassation, the Court of justice clarifies the interplay between the EU rules applying to the agriculture sector and the various derogations to Article 101, §1 TFEU (Association des producteurs vendeurs d’endives), 14 November 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 85799, pp. 71-74

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