CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN UNION – DISMISSAL OF A COMPLAINT – UNION INTEREST – TREATMENT BY A NATIONAL COMPETITION AUTHORITY

Dismissal of a complaint: The General Court of the European Union confirms the dismissal by the European Commission of a complaint similar to a prior one already rejected by a National Competition Authority on statutory time limit grounds (Agria Polska)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This judgment is based on well-established case law on the rejection of complaints, but also contains some peripheral assessments of the relationship between public and private actions. The applicants engage in parallel trade in plant protection products in Poland and Austria. They lodged a complaint with the Polish Competition Authority against several firms and trade associations in the plant protection industry, which they considered to be the cause of administrative harassment designed to drive them off the market.

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Pascal Cardonnel, Dismissal of a complaint: The General Court of the European Union confirms the dismissal by the European Commission of a complaint similar to a prior one already rejected by a National Competition Authority on statutory time limit grounds (Agria Polska), 16 May 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84585, pp. 133-134

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