Application for review of injunctions: The Autorité de la concurrence declares Interflora's complaint inadmissible
On 1 December 2020, Interflora France referred to the Autorité de la concurrence for a review of the injunctions issued against it by Decision of the Minister for the Economy 86-4/DC of 6 February 1986 and Decision of the Conseil de la concurrence 00-D-75 of 6 February 2001.
The Autorité notes that, while it can issue injunctions and ensure compliance on the basis of Articles L. 464-2 and L. 464-3 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce), it does not have the jurisdiction to review a previous sanction decision (which includes injunctions).
Moreover, the Autorité recalls that it is not its role to issue a negative exemption decision which would conclude that there is no violation of competition law.
For these reasons, Interflora's referral has been declared inadmissible.