Dismissal: The French Competition Authority dismisses a case concerning the adoption of a charter by a professional association (Syndicat ISGH)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Here is an unusual case that shows the hesitations that still remain on the figure of the "business association decision", despite the publication, in January 2021, by the Competition Authority, of a study on professional bodies. This study includes a paragraph on the "enactment of standards and the conclusion of technical agreements unduly restrictive of competition", which has been applied to the case. The sector concerned is that of the manufacture of hydrocarbon separators (equipment allowing the trapping of hydrocarbons present in rainwater, mandatory in places with a high concentration of hydrocarbons such as gas

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Dismissal: The French Competition Authority dismisses a case concerning the adoption of a charter by a professional association (Syndicat ISGH), 23 November 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105333, pp. 91-92

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