Price fixing: The French Competition Council analyses contracts between suppliers and distributors in the sector of fair and sustainable trade and sets criteria for certification rules complying with competition law (Fair and Sustainable Trade)

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The Council analyses the operation of contracts between producers and distributors and indicates the criteria for valid certification under competition law.

– Conc. conc. opinion n° 06-A-07 of 22 March 2006 concerning the examination, with regard to competition rules, of the operating methods of the fair trade sector in France. Is so-called "fair" trade subject to competition law and if so, to what extent? At the request of the Minister of the Economy, the Council had to rule on the validity under competition law of the provisions of Act No. 2005-882 of 2 August 2005 in favour of small and medium-sized enterprises relating to the regulation of the fair trade sector. Firstly, the

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