Belgian Anti-Tying Law Nixed By Top EU Court

Law360, New York (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union's highest court has struck down a Belgian law that prohibits companies from offering deals that tie together separate products.

The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that Belgium's 1935 law violates the European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive by imposing stricter rules within the country than exist in the rest of the EU.

“Member states may not adopt stricter rules than those provided for in the directive, even in order to achieve a higher level of consumer protection,” the court ruled.

Belgian Economy Minister...
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