ALERTS : CARTELS - EUROPEAN UNION - DISTRIBUTION - BLOCK EXEMPTION - AGENCY CONTRACT

Agency contract: The Competition DG publishes a working document in which it explains how a supplier can enter into an agency agreement with a distributor independent of its network for products other than those covered by the distribution contract

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 5 February 2021, DG Competition published a working document of 9 pages in English in which it sets out its - provisional - view on how Article 101 TFEU can be applied to a specific type of vertical agreements, namely agency agreements concluded with distributors already in place in the supplier's distribution network but for new products of the same supplier. The hypothesis envisaged is the following: A supplier, which usually distributes its products through independent distributors, decides to solicit distributors in its network for the distribution of a particular type of the same product, for example of higher quality or with new features. In order

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Alain Ronzano, Agency contract: The Competition DG publishes a working document in which it explains how a supplier can enter into an agency agreement with a distributor independent of its network for products other than those covered by the distribution contract, 5 February 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 99309, www.concurrences.com

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