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Resale Prices Act 1976

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9Minimum resale prices maintained by contract or agreement

(1)Any term or condition—

(a)of a contract for the sale of goods by a supplier to a dealer, or

(b)of any agreement between a supplier and a dealer relating to such a sale,

is void in so far as it purports to establish or provide for the establishment of minimum prices to be charged on the resale of the goods in the United Kingdom.

(2)It is unlawful for a supplier of goods (or for an association or person acting on behalf of such suppliers)—

(a)to include in a contract for sale or agreement relating to the sale of goods a term or condition which is void by virtue of this section ;

(b)to require, as a condition of supplying goods to a dealer, the inclusion in a contract or agreement of any such term or condition, or the giving of any undertaking to the like effect;

(c)to notify to dealers, or otherwise publish on or in relation to any goods, a price stated or calculated to be understood as the minimum price which may be charged on the resale of the goods in the United Kingdom. Paragraph (a) does not affect the enforceability of a contract of sale or other agreement, except in respect of the term or condition which is void by virtue of this section. Paragraph (c) is not to be construed as precluding a supplier (or an association or person acting on behalf of a supplier) from notifying to dealers or otherwise publishing prices recommended as appropriate for the resale of goods supplied or to be supplied by the supplier.

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