Tags: Retail, Logistics & Mobility
The Belgian Competition Authority suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on its distributors by determining a maximum discount level and of limiting its distributors’ active and passive online sales
Over the last 4 years, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) has increasingly scrutinised anticompetitive restraints in vertical agreements and assessed these restraints under Article IV.1 of the Belgian Code of Economic Law and Article 101 TFEU.
Webinar Video | Retail Law Series 2 : The new B2B Act on abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and unfair market practices
The new B2B Act on abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and unfair market practices
First Belgian ruling on abuse of economic dependence: much looked forward too, little precedential value?
Attention points for retail sector employers considering dismissing employees for economic or technical reasons
As the retail sector is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, employers within it might be considering dismissing employees for economic or technical reasons. Are you an employer within the retail sector?
Would you like to be sure that your existing Webshop still complies with Belgian law? Do you think about the future of your company and would like to sell your products or services online but you are “lost” in the mass of legal obligations?
This is the third decision of the CJEU on the concept of “country of origin” in a (bit more than a) year.
After some last-minute delays, the Royal Decree of 31 July 2020 has introduced the concept of abuse of economic dependence in Belgium. Following this Royal Decree, the Belgian Competition Authority has now announced how it will calculate fines imposed on undertakings in such cases.
As part of the second European Payment Services Directive, which entered into force in 2019 and replaced the Payment Services Directive (PSD), new rules have been developed to provide additional protection for customers when making electronic payments.
The Belgian Parliament introduced the prohibition on abuse of economic dependence in an Act of March 2019 to protect undertakings that are economically dependent on their suppliers or buyers.
In Trendsetteuse (C-828/18), the Court of Justice of the EU held that in order to be protected under the Commercial Agency Directive, it is not required that the commercial agent has the power to negotiate the price of a transaction.
Belgium’s implementation of the new EU Posted Workers Directive: What is the impact for employers posting workers to Belgium?
With the Act of 12 June 2020, Belgium is implementing EU Directive 2018/957 amending Directive 96/71/EC on the posting of workers, by providing, amongst others things, adjustments to the Act of 5 March 2002 relating to labour, salary and employment conditions when posting workers to Belgium (“Posting Act”).
The European Commission is collecting data and feedback from stakeholders about the European Union’s current rules on packaging and packaging waste.