The Relationship between National and Community Antitrust Law: An Overview after the Perfume Cases

Verstrynge, Jean-Francois | January 1, 1981

The European Coal and Steel Community Treaty and the Treaty of Rome have been recognized as transferring the jurisdictional authority to apply antitrust laws to the European Communities. After surveying the impact of these treaties on various sectors, the author argues that it is necessary to subordinate the jurisdictional authority of the Member States in this field to fulfill the objectives of the Common Market.