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"Chatel" Law: The French Parliament reforms commercial negotiation and its influence on the relationships between suppliers dans distributors

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Chatel law, promulgated on 3 January 2008, is presented by its author as the first part of an umpteenth reform of the rules of trade negotiation. It includes two major provisions: the lowering of the threshold for resale at a loss to "three times net", allowing the deduction of the threshold for resale at a loss from all the back margins negotiated to the benefit of the consumer, and the "simplification" of the contractual formalism considerably increased by the Dutreil law of August 2, 2005. However, this first part announces a much more far-reaching reform in the first half of 2008 which could aim to strengthen competition between economic operators

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Dominique Ferré, Nicolas Genty, "Chatel" Law: The French Parliament reforms commercial negotiation and its influence on the relationships between suppliers dans distributors, 3 January 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 27562, www.concurrences.com

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