CASE COMMENT : RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - TRADE NEGOCIATION

Trade negociations: The Legislator reforms business practices in the retail sector through the "Chatel" law

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Law n°2008-3, 3 January 2008 1. The law n° 2008-3 of January 3, 2008 for the "development of competition at the service of consumers" is a continuation of the law of August 2, 2005 which was already pursuing a long sequence of reforms [1]. 2. The law of 2 August 2005 had attempted to lower the resale prices to consumers by allowing distributors to lower the threshold for reselling products at a loss, which until then had been equivalent to their purchase price, by charging part of the price of services rendered to the supplier to promote the marketing of its products [2]. Practitioners spoke of the "increase in back margins" corresponding to the

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Dominique Ferré, Trade negociations: The Legislator reforms business practices in the retail sector through the "Chatel" law, 3 January 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 27560, www.concurrences.com

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