The EU directive is implemented in slightly different ways at EU level. Although it is not possible to oppose the directive, the parties may agree that the laws of a state other than the United Kingdom are applicable in the EEA. This could mean that the agreement would be subject to another version of the directive. The rules governing laws and legal orders are incredibly complex and it is not possible to summarize here the effects of such an agreement between the parties. At present, no one knows how quickly the UK will start to deviate from EU legislation or what legislation introduced by the EU will be a priority for the change of the British government. In the end, there has never been a more important time to obtain specialized business advice on existing and planned agency and distribution agreements. You need a distribution agreement if you want to expand your business to new markets or territories and ensure that you have a well-managed distribution network. This relates to the act of termination of an ongoing agreement and the end of a fixed term. «Hard core» restrictions include items such as setting minimum or fixed resale prices for sale on products, or restrictions for areas or customers to whom the distributor can passively sell (for example.

B, general and non-targeted marketing or online advertising). On the other hand, a limitation of «active sales» is allowed by the VABE for a given territory, where there is already another exclusive agreement with another distributor in that territory or if it is reserved for the client himself. Finally, the exclusive premium distribution contract includes an optional provision requiring the distributor to spend a certain amount on advertising. As a general rule, where a distribution agreement contains a «hardcore» restriction, it will not use any of the safe ports created by EU competition law, including the category exemption for vertical agreements. A distribution agreement will generally be by default, other provisions called «boiler plates.» As a general rule, these clauses cover arbitration procedures, the choice of law and jurisdiction for the agreement, the nature of the agreement and other administrative matters. These include clauses dealing with events beyond the control of anyone, also known as «force majeure.» Important note: it is generally considered that the supplier can prohibit all «active sales» outside the area assigned to the trader. This was the position of a previous exemption by category. However, the current category exemption is narrower (and more complex): the supplier can only prohibit «active sales» in areas reserved exclusively for themselves or another buyer. If a supplier does not have exclusive distribution agreements in any country, it cannot prevent its distributors in other countries from making active sales in that country. A distribution agreement is an agreement between a main distributor and a distributor that allows the distributor to sell the client`s products in a market or territory, usually an agreement in which the client is not present. The distributor is essentially a reseller for the client`s products.