Mexican Competition Authority

Mexican Competition Authority (Mexico City)
Mexican Competition Authority

COFECE is the Mexican anti-trust commission charged with supervising, promoting, and guaranteeing free access and competition in the markets, created by the June 2013 reform of Article 28 of the Constitution. The Commission is the institutional result of Mexico’s effort to make competition an instrument for national development. The Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) is integrated by the Board of Commissioners, the Chairman of the Board, the Technical Secretariat, the Investigation Authority and the Internal Comptroller’s Office.

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Carlos Labarthe - Mexican Competition Authority
Mexican Competition Authority 29 May 2015 Washington, DC

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Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority fines tortilla-producing associations for price-fixing and market sharing (Unión Palenque / Unión Flor de Maíz / Asociación de la Industriade la Masa)

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COFECE sanctions 5 natural persons and 3 tortilla-producing associations for price fixing and the segmentation of the corn tortilla market in the municipality of Palenque, in the state of Chiapas* • The sanctioned economic agents fixed prices per kilogram of tortilla in a range of 10 to 17 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority notifies economic agents of their probable responsibility for collusion in the pharmaceutical market following an investigation in the health sector

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COFECE notifies economic agents of a statement of probable responsibility for collusion in the market for pharmaceuticals* • The Investigative Authority concluded their probe and issued a statement indicating probable collusion. • The notification of a statement of probable responsibility (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority prohibits a concentration between a retail company and a company offering logistical services to retailers (Walmart / Cornershop)

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COFECE blocked Walmart/Cornershop concentration* • The proposed deal could generate incentives to unduly displace or block competitors’ access to the Cornershop platform and/or hinder the development of new platforms. • The new economic agent resulting from the transaction would gain sufficient (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority submits to public consultation the draft modifications to the guidelines for concentration notification via electronic means and the draft modifications of the regulatory provisions on the use of electronic means

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COFECE submits for public consultation the modification to the Guidelines for Concentration Notification via Electronic Means and the Regulatory Provisions on the Use of Electronic Means* • The consultation period for the Guidelines is 30 working days, while the period for the Provisions is 20 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority announces investigations in the corn flour market for possible anticompetitive practices (Investigations in the corn flour market)

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COFECE probes national market for corn flour for possible anticompetitive practices* • The investigation should not be construed as a prejudgment, but as the authority’s verification of compliance with the Federal Law on Economic Competition. • The corn flour industry has sales for more than 24 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority investigates the rail transport of chemical and petrochemical products and determines that there is a lack of effective competition (Veracruz)

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COFECE’s Investigative Authority preliminarily determines the lack of effective competition in the rail transport of chemical and petrochemical products in the south of the state of Veracruz* The Investigative Authority’s Preliminary Opinion stipulates that lack of competition affects the rail (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority issues a statement reminding economic agents of its strict policy on price fixing in the context of the Mexican peso’s recent depreciation

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COFECE shall be vigilant of coordination to fix prices* In the context of the Mexican peso’s recent depreciation, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) would like to make the following statements: The Mexican Constitution and applicable legislation that establish a (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens an ex-officio investigation concerning possible absolute monopolistic practices in the market for the provision of administrative services for workers’ pension funds (AFORES)

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COFECE to Investigate Possible Absolute Monopolistic Practices in the Market for Pension Fund Administration Services in Mexico* Through the Mexican Federal Official Gazette and its website, the Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE or Commission) Investigative Authority announced (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice upholds the decision of the Competition Authority concerning a bid-rigging in the pharmaceutical sector (Baxter, Fresenius, Eli Lilly and Pisa)

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The Supreme Court of Justice decides on bid rigging in social security public tenders case* The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) confirmed the legality of a resolution issued by the extinct Federal Competition Commission in 2010, against pharmaceutical enterprises Baxter, Fresenius, Eli (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens an investigation concerning the national market for the production, distribution, and merchandising of eggs

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COFECE opens investigation into the egg market* Mexico City, March 26th 2015. – Through its website, the Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE) Investigation Authority publicly announced the extract of its ex-officio initiation decision under file number IO-004-2015 concerning the (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens ex officio proceedings in the market of the provision of air transport services in order to determine the probable existence of barriers to competition

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Extract of the order by which the Federal Economic Competition Commission begins the ex officio investigation identified under the file number IEBC-001-2015, in the market of the provision of air transport services that use the International Airport of Mexico City for landing and/or take off (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens ex officio proceedings in order to review whether several companies have breached the Federal Law of Economic Competition in the credit reporting market

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NOTICE by which the Federal Economic Competition Commission informs of the beginning of the ex officio investigation under file number IO-001-2015, on the possible commission of conducts contrary to the Federal Law of Economic Competition* At the margin a seal of the National Coat of Arms, (...)

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