COVID-19: UK Competition Law Exemption for Dairy Industry Comes to an End

  • United Kingdom
  • 08/11/2020

The UK government’s Dairy Produce Order of May 1, 2020, which temporarily relaxed the application of UK competition law to certain types of cooperation in the dairy sector between dairy produce suppliers or dairy logistic service providers during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, expired on August 2, 2020. Accordingly, any relevant cooperation that may have briefly benefitted from the temporary exemption is once again subject to UK antitrust rules.

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