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EU: European General Court rules on selective distribution in relation to EU antitrust rules.

EU, 15 January 18
The European General Court (EGC) rendered a judgement on 23 October 2017 in which it was confirmed that a selective distribution system can be in conformity with EU antitrust rules in case specific requirements are met.

KUWAIT: The Executive Regulation for Law no. 13 of 2016 to the Kuwait Commercial Agencies Law.

KUWAIT, 15 January 18
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently issued the ministerial resolution no. 565/2017 releasing the Executive Regulation of the new Commercial Agencies Law no. 13 of 2016 (“CAL”).

INDIA: Introduction of Goods and Service Tax Act and implications on supply chain and distribution in India.

INDIA, 15 January 18
India recently introduced a new system of taxation - The Goods and Service Tax (“GST”). It is a consolidated indirect tax for India and should lead to a more unified common market for the country.

EU: The Coty Judgment on selective distribution systems and the prohibition to sell through internet platforms.

EU, 14 December 17
On December 6, 2017 the European Court of Justice finally issued the decision on the famous “Coty Case” (Case C-230/16 – Coty Germany GmbH v. Parfümerie Akzente GmbH), which has been under discussion for a certain period, also during the 2017 IDI Conference.