On 17 September 2021 the Distribution Law Center submitted comments on the draft texts issued by the European Commission that are intended to replace the current block exemption (Regulation 330/2010) and the current Vertical Guidelines. The comments do not address policy issues, but are confined to suggestions for technical improvements.
The Distribution Law Center observes that the block exemption on vertical agreements is the most commonly used EU competition law instrument by a wide range of businesses and practitioners. Ease of use and legal certainty are therefore of essential importance. With its comments the Distribution Law Center hopes to contribute to these objectives.