CASE COMMENT: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES: MARKET ORGANISATION - CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO A SYSTEM OF AUCTION - EXCLUSIVE PURCHASING

Sanction: The French Competition Council sanctions practices implemented by associations of cauliflowers producers to regulate prices and outputs (Cauliflowers producers)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Conc. conc. dec. no. 05-D-10, 15 March 2005 concerning restrictive practices implemented on the cauliflower market in Brittany, France. The agricultural sector remains one of the few markets that is still heavily regulated. It is also the only sector in which the Commission has retained its exclusive right to declare Article 81 EC inapplicable to agreements forming part of a national market organisation or necessary to attain the objectives of Article 33 of the EC Treaty (Council Regulation No 26 of 4 April 1962 applying certain rules of competition to production of and trade in agricultural products, OJ 1962, 30, p. 993). Those particularities do not,

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  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
  • DS Avocats (Paris)

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Marc van der Woude, Michel Debroux, Sanction: The French Competition Council sanctions practices implemented by associations of cauliflowers producers to regulate prices and outputs (Cauliflowers producers), 15 March 2005, Concurrences N° 2-2005, Art. N° 1249, pp. 51-52

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