*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On May 10, 2022, the Commission adopted its new block exemption regulation for vertical agreements accompanied by new guidelines on vertical agreements both of which will enter into force on June 1, 2022. They are also accompanied by an explanatory note. This review has two main objectives: Adjusting the safe harbor to eliminate false positives and reduce false negatives under the block exemption regulation; andProvide simpler, clearer, and more up-to-date rules and guidance that can help companies self-assess the compliance of their vertical agreements with Article 101 of the Treaty in a business environment reshaped by the growth of online sales and new
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