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Commission Notice on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition under Article 81(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community (de minimis)

In this Notice the European Commission characterises what is not an appreciable restriction of competition under Article 81 of the EC Treaty, with the help of market share thresholds. This negative definition of appreciability does not imply that agreements between undertakings which exceed the thresholds set out in this notice appreciably restrict competition. Such agreements may still have only a negligible effect on competition and may therefore not be prohibited by Article 81(1)(2).

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: IP & competition law/policy
Making body: European Commission
Law Type: Notice
Effective Start Date: 22 Dec 2001
Access available: Freely available
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