Switzerland considers fixed price books law

Buchreport.de is reporting that there will be a conference on 2 March to discuss enacting price controls for books and other periodicals in Switzerland. This would likely extend to imports as well as mail order. The goal of usch a law is to protect smaller booksellers against web retailers.

The Swiss Booksellers and Publishers Association has taken a postion on this issue, but my German is too rusty to understand the colloquialism used.

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