About this initiative


The Vertical Block Exemption Regulation, which exempts certain agreements and practices from the EU’s general competition rules, expires on 31 May 2022. This evaluation will check whether the Regulation is still effective, efficient, relevant, in line with other EU legislation and adds value.

The Commission will use the evaluation to decide whether to let the Regulation lapse, to prolong or to revise it.

Type of act
Staff working document


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
08 November 2018 - 06 December 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Public consultation

Feedback: open
Feedback period
04 February 2019 - 27 May 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

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Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Second quarter 2020

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