Article 180: Negative Clearance Rulings

  1.         In any case where a Member State is uncertain whether business conduct is prohibited by paragraph 1 of Article 177, such a Member State may apply to the Commission for a ruling on the matter. If the Commission determines that such conduct is not prohibited by paragraph 1 of Article 177, it shall issue a negative clearance ruling to this effect.
  1.         Subject to paragraph 3, a negative clearance ruling shall be conclusive of the matters stated therein in any judicial proceedings in the Community.
  1.         The Court may, on an application of the Commission, review a decision of the Commission where the decision was induced by deceit or improper means.