CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - VERTICAL AGREEMENT - EFFECT ON TRADE BETWEEN MEMBER STATES - CUMULATIVE EFFECT - EXEMPTION (NO) - REMEDIES

Vertical Restraints: The French Competition Council applies the EC principles governing vertical restrictions (Machines d’affranchissement postal)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Conc. decree no. 05-D-49 of 28 July 2005 on practices implemented in the sector of the rental and maintenance of postal franking machines The decision handed down by the Competition Council is of interest in that it is a perfect example of the application of French and Community antitrust law (it being specified that abuses of a dominant position were also at issue) at all stages: characterisation of the effect on intra-Community trade and the anti-competitive effect of the practice (with here an application of the cumulative effect theory) followed by the search for a possible exemption. In addition, the case offers a new case for the application of the

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Emmanuelle Claudel, Vertical Restraints: The French Competition Council applies the EC principles governing vertical restrictions (Machines d’affranchissement postal), 28 July 2005, Concurrences N° 4-2005, Art. N° 661, p. 68.

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