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Application of certain EU competition rules to agricultural products

This regulation applies certain European Union (EU) competition rules to the production of and the trade in agricultural products.

ACT

Council Regulation (EC) No 1184/2006 of 24 July 2006 applying certain rules of competition to the production of and trade in certain agricultural products [See amending acts].

SUMMARY

This regulation states that, except for certain exceptions detailed below, Articles 101 to 106 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (ex-Articles 81 to 86 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community (TEC)) apply to all agreements, decisions and practices referred to in Articles 101(1) and 102 TFEU (ex-Article 81(1) and 82 TEC) relating to the production of, or trade in, agricultural products.

There are three exceptions. These general rules do not apply to:

  • agreements, decisions and practices that form an integral part of a national market organisation;
  • agreements, decisions and practices that are necessary in order to attain the objectives of the common agricultural policy (CAP);
  • certain agreements, decisions and practices of farmers or farmers' associations belonging to a single European Union (EU) country, provided such agreements do not introduce an obligation to charge identical prices, exclude competition or jeopardise the objectives of the CAP.

References

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Regulation (EC) No 1184/2006

24.8.2006

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OJ L 214, 24.6.2006

Amending act(s)

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007

23.11.2007

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OJ L 299, 16.11.2007

Regulation (EC) No 361/2008

14.5.2008

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OJ L 121, 7.5.2008

Regulation (EC) No 491/2009

24.6.2009

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OJ L 154, 17.6.2009

Successive amendments and corrections to Regulation (EC) No 1184/2006 have been incorporated into the basic text. This consolidated version is for reference only.

Last updated: 30.05.2011

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