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Part II Vertical Agreements Under Regulation 330/2010, 5 Article 3: Market Share Threshold

Frank Wijckmans, Filip Tuytschaever

From: Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law (3rd Edition)

Filip Tuytschaever, Frank Wijckmans

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 August 2020

Article 101 TFEU, application of — Guidelines on Vertical Restraints — Relevant Market Notice — Market share analysis

This chapter discusses the market share limits that determine the applicability of Regulation 330/2010. Each of the supplier and the buyer must in principle remain below an individual limit of 30 per cent. In order to assess the market share limits, the chapter addresses the following steps of the analysis: (i) ninth step: definition of the relevant market; and (ii) tenth step: calculation of the market shares. It concludes by addressing the concrete and practical application of the market share limits in accordance with Regulation 330/2010 and offers easy-to-read overview tables illustrating the effect of changes in the market share levels over time.

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