19 December 2017

Albania: Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation

The Competition Authority recently prepared the draft Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation. The draft regulation is aligned with EU Regulation 316/2014 on the Application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to Categories of Technology Transfer Agreements (March 21 2014). The authority put the regulation forward for public debate and is awaiting comments.

The authority recently celebrated the 14th anniversary of the Competition Act. On December 1 2003 the first modern competition law – aligned to a certain extent with acquis communitaire – entered into force in Albania. This was shortly followed by the entry into force of the Competition Act and the establishment of the Competition Authority in March 2004.

This article was first published on www.internationallawoffice.com