Will Brussels Be Threatening Your Current Distribution Model?

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Since late last year Brussels is evaluating the General Vertical Block Exemption Regulation 2010 (hereinafter referred to as 'VBER'). The question is whether this Regulation should be prolonged, revised or allowed to lapse. It contains overarching legislative framework on the EU's general competition rules. Nearly all distribution schemes are covered by this Regulation. Leading brands in the sporting goods sector described the VBER revision as being of key importance for the continued existence and even survival of their current distribution model.

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