CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE – PRODUCER AND WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS

Resale price maintenance: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the action of a producer of liquid fertilizers against the decision of the French Competition Authority having fined the producer company and his mother company for having agreed with resellers on resale prices (Canna France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. One of the interests of competition law remains unparalleled the discovery, for the most part, of markets that were unknown until then: the distribution of liquid fertilisers for above-ground production dedicated to domestic cultivation illustrates this as far as is necessary. As the Paris Court of Appeal pointed out in the judgment reported here, "the sector of marketing of liquid fertilizers for domestic crops, more precisely for so-called 'above-ground' or 'hydroponic' crops" refers to a technique, "both productive and water-saving," of cultivation using "renewed nutrient solutions and an inert substrate (mineral or plant) that makes it

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Ludovic Bernardeau, Resale price maintenance: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the action of a producer of liquid fertilizers against the decision of the French Competition Authority having fined the producer company and his mother company for having agreed with resellers on resale prices (Canna France), 16 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94734, pp. 77-78

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