AAI Endorses European Commission's Presumption of Illegality for RPM

Sep 27 2009
Testimony and Interventions

AAI submitted comments today to the European Commission on its revised Block Exemption Regulation and Guidelines for Vertical Restraints. The comments focus on resale price maintenance and endorse the Commission's decision to continue to treat it as a "hardcore restriction" that is presumptively illegal. The comments, prepared by AAI Senior Fellow John Kirkwood (Univ. of Seattle School of Law) also analyze the potential justifications for RPM identified in the Guidelines and urge the Commission to approach virtually all of them with skepticism. Read the comments here: