The acquisition of businesses or interests in businesses, including a supplier`s acquisition of an interest in a distributor, may be subject to notification and verification requirements by the federal cartel authority if certain thresholds are met with respect to the amount of the transaction (more than $84.4 million) and the size of the parties (if the value of a proposed transaction exceeds $337.6 million). it can be declared; If the value is greater than $84.4 million but less than $337.6 million, it is to be reported when one part of the transaction has total assets or net sales equal to or greater than $168.8 million and the other has total assets or net sales of $16.9 million or more). The above dollar amounts are adjusted annually for inflation. Can a supplier restrict the geographical areas or categories of customers to which its business partner resells? Are exclusive territories allowed? Can a supplier reserve certain customers for themselves? If not, how will restrictions on such behavior be enforced? Is there a difference between active sales efforts and passive sales that are not actively requested, and how are these terms defined? The differences in special price agreements most often go into the field of competition, where price is an important reflection, where the proverb “There is no loyalty that can not buy 2% discount. . . .