The face masks as a necessary asset of general economic interest, for a temporary period. The maximum sale price and limitations to private contractual freedom.
The Ordinance by the Extraordinary Commissioner no. 11 as of 26 April 2020, set forth that face masks can be marketed by the final reseller at a maximum price of Euro 0.50 each. This measure is aimed at making an asset deemed “useful” to contain the epidemiological emergency of COVID-19 “fairly” affordable. However, the provision shows critical issues for the distribution chain and can jeopardize the validity of existing commercial agreements.