Norwegian Competition Authority

Norwegian Competition Authority

Norwegian Competition Authority

The Norwegian Competition Authority is an independent regulatory agency whose activities are based on laws and decisions adopted by the Norwegian parliament (Storting), the government and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The Norwegian Competition Authority also engages in extensive international cooperation. Through the EEA Agreement, competition rules mirroring the rules of the EU are implemented and enforced in Norway. The Norwegian Competition Authority aim is to ensure well-functioning markets for the benefit of consumers and society at large. Our mission is to help ensure efficient use of the society’s resources by promoting competition, for the benefit of consumers and businesses in various national markets. Our primary objective is that players operating in Norwegian markets comply with the competition rules, as competition is a way of achieving well-functioning markets. It is our task to enforce the Norwegian Competition Act. The Norwegian Competition Authority works with three main areas of competition law: unlawful cooperation (Section 10), abuse of a dominant position (Section 11) and control of mergers and acquisitions (Section 16). Failure to enforce the law in these three areas could weaken competition to the detriment of consumers and society at large, in the form of higher prices, less choice, poorer quality and a reduced rate of innovation. By providing guidance and engaging in a dialogue with the business community, by effectively enforcing the Competition Act, by adopting decisions imposing administrative fines and through effective communication, the Authority will prevent and put an end to anti-competitive practices. Our assessments and decisions shall be of the highest international standard, and we will act with the utmost professionalism and respect in relation to parties involved in our cases.

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Swedish Competition Authority (Stockholm)
Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)
Icelandic Competition Authority

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Swedish Competition Authority, Danish Competition Authority, Icelandic Competition Authority, Norwegian Competition Authority The Nordic Competition Authorities release joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy

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Nordic Competition Authorities release joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy* As a contribution to the debate on competition enforcement in the digital era and future rules for digital platforms, the Nordic competition authorities are today publishing a joint (...)

Norwegian Competition Authority The Norwegian Competition Authority considers imposing fines on four publishers and a book database company for illegally sharing competitive sensitive information (Cappelen Damm / Forlagshuset Vigmostad & Bjørke / Gyldendal / Aschehoug / Bokbasen)

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Considers imposing fines on five companies in the book market totalling NOK 502 million* The Norwegian Competition Authority warns in a statement of objections that it considers imposing fines of NOK 502 million in total on the four publishers Cappelen Damm, Forlagshuset Vigmostad & Bjørke, (...)

Norwegian Competition Authority The Norwegian Court of Appeal in Borgarting upholds the Competition Authority’s decision finding an illegal cooperation between 2 publishing companies (Cappelen Damm / Gyldendal)

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Court of Appeal upholds decision against publishing companies* Borgarting Court of Appeal agrees with the Norwegian Competition Authority that the publishing companies Cappelen Damm and Gyldendal cooperated illegally and boycotted the distributor Interpress. The publishers exchanged (...)

Norwegian Competition Authority The Norwegian Government grants the transportation sector a 3-month temporary exception from the Competition Act as a special measure due to COVID-19

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Transportation sector is granted temporary exception from the Competition Act* Following the corona epidemic, the Norwegian government has as of today granted the transportation sector a three months temporary exception from the prohibition against anticompetitive agreements and practices in (...)

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