CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – VERTICAL AGREEMENTS – QUANTITATIVE SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION

Admissibility: The French Competition Authority rejects, for lack of evidence on the basis of Article L. 462-8 of the French Commercial Code, complaints from car garages seeking about alleged discriminatory practices by an Asian manufacturer in the development of its networks of distributors and repairers (Hyundai)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The motor vehicle sector certainly occupies a prominent place in the competition law landscape, as illustrated, where appropriate, by the texts adopted by the Commission to regulate vertical agreements in this area between manufacturers, distributors and/or repairers. Since 1985, various specific exemption regulations have been devoted to it. The most recent of these, adopted in 2010, completed the conditions for a block exemption only in respect of vertical agreements for the distribution of spare parts and the provision of repair and maintenance services (Commission Regulation (EU) No 461/2010 of 27 May 2010 on the application of Article 101(3) of the

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Etienne Thomas, Admissibility: The French Competition Authority rejects, for lack of evidence on the basis of Article L. 462-8 of the French Commercial Code, complaints from car garages seeking about alleged discriminatory practices by an Asian manufacturer in the development of its networks of distributors and repairers (Hyundai), 9 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91526, pp. 84-85

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