The Italian Competition Authority finds no violation of the competition law by the contractual model used by ice cream manufacturer with its retailers and no foreclosure of the relevant market (Sagit, Samontana, Nestle and Gelati Sanson)

Background In July 2003, Sagit, a company headquartered in Italy and active in the production of frozen food and ice cream, submitted a voluntary disclosure, within the meaning of article 13 and 4 of law n. 287/90, of the contractual model it intended to apply in dealings with its retail distributors. The notifying party asked, firstly, that its model be declared compatible with the regulations pertaining to the protection of competition and, alternatively, that Sagit benefit from the exemption provided for in article 4 of the same law. In view of the fact that contracts with similar terms were also used by other market operators, namely Samontana, Nestle and Gelati Sanson, the Italian Competition Authority decided to broaden the scope of the investigation and evaluate the overall

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Anna Dotsi, The Italian Competition Authority finds no violation of the competition law by the contractual model used by ice cream manufacturer with its retailers and no foreclosure of the relevant market (Sagit, Samontana, Nestle and Gelati Sanson), 30 janvier 2003, e-Competitions January 2003, Art. N° 50371

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