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Public consultation

Revised rules for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements under EU competition law

Policy field

Competition (antitrust)

Target group

Citizens, public authorities, organisations, and, in particular, the business community and their representatives as well as other stakeholders including industry associations and consumer interest associations who have had direct experience of the application of the current regime for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements.

Stakeholders who intend to submit comments regarding the revised standardisation chapter of the Horizontal Guidelines may also wish to contribute to the Commission's ongoing public consultation on the review of the European Standardisation System up to 21 May 2010.

Period of consultation

From 04.05.2010 to 25.06.2010

Objective of the consultation

To receive input from stakeholders on the revised drafts of the Specialisation and Research & Development Block Exemption Regulations and the Horizontal Guidelines.

Contact details

Responsible service: DG Competition, Unit A2 – Antitrust and Mergers Policy and Scrutiny

E-mail address: comp-greffe-antitrust@ec.europa.eu
Ref.: HT.1407 – public consultation

Postal address: European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Antitrust Registry
Ref.: HT.1407
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
BELGIQUE/BELGIË


View the consultation documents

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Draft Specialisation Block Exemption Regulation bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv

Draft Horizontal Guidelines bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv

More information: Summary in 23 languages and frequently asked questions


Reference documents and other, related consultations

Current versions of the relevant legislative texts

Summary of the public consultation

Contributions

Individual contributions / Non-registered organisations
  • AFNOR Normalisation fr
  • Allen & Overy LLP en
  • American Bar Association, ABA en en
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, AIPLA en
  • American National Standards Institute, ANSI en
  • Apple Inc. en
  • Arnold & Porter LLP en
  • Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence, APDC en
  • Assonime en
  • Baker & McKenzie en
  • Bird & Bird LLP en
  • Broadcom, Cisco, HP, IBM, Oracle, Research and Motion en
  • CEA en
  • CBI en
  • CERNA en
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP en
  • Clifford Chance en
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) en
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK en
  • Confederation of Swedish Enterprise en
  • Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves, Pereira en
  • Deutsche Telekom, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH and Vodafone en
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. de en
  • Digital Video Broadcasting DVB en
  • Dutch Association of Insurers en
  • Dutch Retail Association en
  • EDEKA Zentrale AG & Co. KG de
  • Elmar Mand / Martin Malkus de
  • Emlyon en
  • European Competition Lawyers Forum, ECLF en
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI en
  • Eversheds LLP en
  • Federation of Netherlands Industry and Employers en nl
  • Foundation for a Free Information Infrastucture FFII e.V. en en
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer en
  • Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners en
  • Grimaldi e Associati en
  • GS1 Germany GmbH de en
  • Hammonds LLP en
  • Hogan Lovells en
  • IEC, ISO and ITU en
  • International Chamber of Commerce, ICC en
  • Japan Electronics & Information Technology Industries Association JEITA en
  • Joint Working Party, JWP en
  • Licensing Executives Society International, LES en
  • Licensing Executives Society, Britain and Ireland, LES en
  • Linklaters en
  • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law en
  • Netzwerk Compliance, Kartellrechts Compliance e.V. de
  • Nokia en
  • NORMAPME en
  • Norton Rose en
  • O' Melveny & Myers LLP en
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP en
  • Pinsent Masons LLP en
  • Red Hat en
  • Research in Motion RIM en
  • Simmons & Simmons en
  • Stockholm Network en
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. de
  • The City of London Law Society Competition Law Committee, CLLS en
  • The Danish Bar and Law Society en
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce en
  • Van Bael & Bellis en
  • W3C, World Wide Web Consortium en
  • White & Case LLP en
  • WilmerHale en
  • Wragge & Co. LLP, UK en
Public authorities
  • Autorité de la Concurrence (France) fr
  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie und Bundeskartellamt (Germany) de en
  • Danish Competition Authority en
  • Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland) fi
  • Netherlands Competition Authority, NMa en
Registered organisations
  • American Chamber of Commerce, AMCHAM en
  • AMICE en
  • Association Française des Entreprises Privées, AFEP fr
  • Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence, AFEC fr
  • Association of British Insurers, ABI en
  • Associazione Bancaria Italiana, ABI en it
  • BIPAR en
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. , BDI de en
  • Business Europe en
  • CEFIC en
  • CEN / CENELEC en
  • DIGITALEUROPE en en en en
  • Ericsson en
  • EuroCommerce a.i.s.b.l. en
  • European Committee for Interoperable Systems, ECIS en
  • European Community Shipowners Associations, ECSA en
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA en
  • Fire Protection Association en
  • France Télécom en
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V. de en
  • Google Inc. en
  • Hunton & Williams en
  • Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH en en
  • Intel en
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, IPO en
  • IP Federation en
  • Japan Business Council in Europe, JBCE en
  • Markenverband e.V. de
  • Microsoft en
  • Mouvement des Entreprises de France, MEDEF fr
  • Panasonic Europe Ltd. en
  • Philips en
  • Qualcomm en
  • Reed Smith en
  • Technicolor en
  • The Cooperation Incubator en
  • TOMTOM International BV en
  • UGAL en fr
  • Verband der privaten Krankenversicherung de
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V., VDMA de
  • Vodafone Group Plc. en
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, WKO en
  • Zentralverband gewerblicher Verbundgruppen Berlin, Brüssel de
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