CASE COMMENT: ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS - PAYMENT CARDS - NOTIFICATION - MARKET PARTITIONING - ANTICOMPETITIVE OBJECT AND EFFECTS - DISCRIMINATION - FREE RIDING - JUSTIFICATION UNDER ART. 83 (3) (NO)

Payment cards : The European Commission considers as anticompetitive a number of measures imposed by an association of banks as a condition to join the association, but does not impose penalties (Groupement des Cartes Bancaires)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. EC Comm, 17 October 2007, Groupement des cartes bancaires "CB", case COMP/D1/38.606 The Commission has recently published in full its Bank Cards Decision of 17 October 2007. This dense (180 pages) and complex decision brings to a close until further notice a particularly long investigation, which has seen several twists and turns. Five years of a bumpy ride of instruction The origin of the case goes back to the notification made in December 2002 under the defunct Regulation 17/63 by the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires (the "Groupement") of a series of tariff measures adopted in November 2002, relating to the operation of the Groupement. In May 2003,

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Michel Debroux, Payment cards : The European Commission considers as anticompetitive a number of measures imposed by an association of banks as a condition to join the association, but does not impose penalties (Groupement des Cartes Bancaires), 17 October 2007, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 16593, p. 102

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