*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts A German supplier, which has had a business relationship with its French distributor since 1991, informed the French distributor in September 2002 that from 1 January 2003 it would supply its three largest customers directly. Three years later, it decides, without notice and unilaterally, to modify the pricing conditions (exclusion of preferential rates) and payment conditions (payment prior to any delivery)
ALERTS : RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES - BREAK OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS - DISCONTINUED PARTIAL TRADE RELATIONS - APPLICABLE LAW
Breach of commercial relationships: The Douai Court of Appeal rules that a sudden modification of tariffs and payment conditions may be sanctioned under Article L. 442-6, I, 5° of the Commercial code (GMBH / Agrotronix)
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