Commission Regulation (EC) No 1582/97 of 30 July 1997 amending Regulations (EEC) No 1983/83 and No 1984/83 on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to categories of exclusive distribution agreements and exclusive purchasing agreements respectively

Published date06 August 1997
Celex Number31997R1582
ELIhttp://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/1582/oj
Date30 July 1997
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Communities, L 214, 6 August 1997
EUR-Lex - 31997R1582 - EN 31997R1582

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1582/97 of 30 July 1997 amending Regulations (EEC) No 1983/83 and No 1984/83 on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to categories of exclusive distribution agreements and exclusive purchasing agreements respectively

Official Journal L 214 , 06/08/1997 P. 0027 - 0027


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1582/97 of 30 July 1997 amending Regulations (EEC) No 1983/83 and No 1984/83 on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to categories of exclusive distribution agreements and exclusive purchasing agreements respectively

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation No 19/65/EEC of 2 March 1965 on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements and concerted practices (1), as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and in particular Article 1 thereof,

Having published the draft of the Regulation (2),

Having consulted the Advisory Committee on Restrictive Practices and Dominant Positions,

Whereas the period of validity of Commission Regulations (EEC) No 1983/83 (3) and No 1984/83 (4) on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to categories of exclusive distribution agreements and exclusive purchasing agreements respectively, as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, expires on 31 December 1997;

Whereas the Commission has published a Green Paper on Vertical Restraints in EC Competition Policy in order to initiate a wide public debate on the application of Article 85 (1) and (3) of the Treaty to agreements between undertakings operating on different economic levels, including exclusive distribution agreements, exclusive purchasing agreements and franchising agreements;

Whereas it is appropriate to allow sufficient time to conclude this debate, to examine its results and to draw the conclusions for future competition policy in this field;

Whereas this work could not be completed in time for the adoption and publication of a new Regulation before 31 December 1997;

Whereas to maintain legal certainty for undertakings, it is appropriate to amend Regulations (EEC) No 1983/83 and No 1984/83 by extending their period of validity until 31 December 1999, when Commission Regulation (EEC) No 4087/88 of 30 November 1988 on...

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