CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – FRANCE - CERTIFICATION – CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY – ASSOCIATION

Notion of aid: The Paris Administrative Court of Appeal rules that the actions of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to promote and commercialise electronic signature certificates provided by an association do not constitute State aid (ChamberSign)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 27 February 2020, the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal ruled that the actions taken by Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) to promote and market electronic signature certificates offered by the ChamberSign association do not constitute State aid. The dispute is interesting in that it raises the question of the application of Articles 107 and 108 TFEU to relations between public authorities and associations. In the present case, a company has asked the administrative judge to annul the implicit decisions taken by the CCIs and the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACFCI) to refuse the cessation of any action to

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Francesco Martucci, Notion of aid: The Paris Administrative Court of Appeal rules that the actions of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to promote and commercialise electronic signature certificates provided by an association do not constitute State aid (ChamberSign), 27 February 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94513, pp. 153-154

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