The Portuguese Competition Authority issues guidance on the forthcoming liberalization of the postal sector (Liberalização do Sector Postal)

The Portuguese Competition Authority (Authority) issued on 16 July 2010 a guidance document on the state of competition in the postal sector (Report), in anticipation of the forthcoming full liberalization of the sector resulting from the implementation of the EU's Third Postal Directive [1], due on 31 December 2010. The Report analyzes the characteristics and the evolution the postal sector in Portugal, and identifies the main barriers to entry and expansion that new entrants may face further to liberalisation. The Authority also draws on the past practice of the European Commission and of other EU national competition authorities (NCAs) to analyse “the most common” anti-competitive conduct that may take place in the sector. The Report sets forth a number of recommendations in order

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  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Lisbon)

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Pedro De Gouveia E Melo, The Portuguese Competition Authority issues guidance on the forthcoming liberalization of the postal sector (Liberalização do Sector Postal), 16 July 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2010, Art. N° 32203

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