Austrian Competition Authority (Vienna)

Austrian Competition Authority

Austrian Competition Authority (Vienna)

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority was established as a monocratic authority with the Competition Act (Wettbewerbsgesetz) in 2002. The Director General is independent from orders of the ministry although the Austrian Federal Competition Authority administrativly belongs to the Ministry of Economics. The Authority has to take care for a well functioning competition in Austria. It is the investigating body and legal party in cartel cases. Decision however are made by the Cartel Court.

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Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Government amends its taxi and private hire car regulation to remove taximeter requirement from journeys concluded by way of a communications service

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New amendment to Occasional Traffic Act enables increased competition in the taxi and private hire car market* The Occasional Traffic Act (GelverkG), which includes provisions on the requirement to hold a licence, including the scope and granting of said licence in relation to the combined (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Competition Authority files an application to fine four construction companies for price fixing, market division, and other anti-competitive conduct

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AFCA files application to fine four construction companies for price fixing, market division and other anti-competitive conduct* The alleged infringements include price fixing, market divison and the exchange of competitively sensitive information. On 29 October 2020 the Austrian Federal (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Competition Authority gains the right of action in relation to any non-compliance by providers of online intermediation services or by providers of online search engines with the relevant requirements laid down in the P2B Regulation

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AFCA granted right of action in relation to P2B Regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services* The EU Regulation on platform-to-business relations (P2B Regulation), which promotes fairness and transparency for business users of online (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Competition Authority files request for examination with Cartel Court in connection with the merger affecting markets for digital imaging, healthcare IT, and others (Fujifilm / FujiFilm Healthcare)

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AFCA files request for examination with Cartel Court in connection with the Fujifilm Corporation/FujiFilm Healthcare Corporation merger* AFCA filed request for examination with Cartel Court on 1 July 2020. On 22 May 2020 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA) was notified of the (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Supreme Cartel Court requests preliminary ruling from the EU Court of Justice concerning territorial agreements in connection with the sale of industrial sugar (Zuckercartell)

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Supreme Cartel Court submits questions to European Court of Justice in the appeals procedure concerning territorial agreements in connection with the sale of industrial sugar* In the cartel case on territorial agreements in connection with the sale of industrial sugar, Vienna Higher Regional (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Competition Authority temporarily suspends most business operations and announces an electronic system for submitting merger notifications as special measures due to COVID-19

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Corona (Covid-19) Update Further measures by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority 16. March 2020* The AFCA is doing its utmost in the current situation to maintain at least limited business operations, taking into account the current circumstances in terms of organisation, human (...)

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