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Dear Reader of "Essential EU Competition Law in Charts, 2011 Edition". Please take note of the following updates and corrigenda:

Update | p. 28

Page: 028 Chapter: 2. Conduct of undertakings Chart Number: C11 Chart Title: The de minimis rule regarding effect on competition

The text in the box in the 3rd row, on the right hand side, on “Appreciability: the “de minimis rule“”, must read:

Appreciability: the “de minimis rule

The actual prevention, restriction or distortion must be
appreciable; Völk (1969).
• Since 1970, guidance through Commission notices;
• At present: Commission Notice on agreements of minor
importance (2014), so-called “De Minimis Notice”.

See Chart C12


Add a new box at the very end (bottom) of the chart:

There is no need to take account of the concrete effects of an agreement once it appears that it has as its object the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition. An agreement that may affect trade between Member States and that has an anti-competitive object constitutes, by its nature and independently of any concrete effect that it may have, an appreciable restriction on competition; Expedia (2012).

Published: 22 August 2014