The Slovak Competition Authority issues an order against a professional association finding its regulations to restrict competition by price fixing, output restrictions and restrictions controlling production (Slovak Chamber of Vets)

On 7th of August 2013, the Slovak Competition Authority (“SCA”) held that respective provisions of regulations of the Slovak Chamber of Vets (“SCV”) – mainly its Professional code, Articles, License order and its Ethical order (“Regulations”) had infringed Slovak competition law (Article 4 of the Slovak competition act). These infringements concern price fixing and restrictions on output, production, technical development or investments in the Slovak market. Background On the 19th of November 2010 the SCA received a complaint from one of the members of the SCV, alleging that SCV Regulations had anti-competitive restrictions regarding veterinary services. According to the alleged restrictions, “private veterinary services can be provided only either in a place of a customer or in a workplace

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Martina Sidorová, The Slovak Competition Authority issues an order against a professional association finding its regulations to restrict competition by price fixing, output restrictions and restrictions controlling production (Slovak Chamber of Vets), 7 August 2013, e-Competitions August 2013, Art. N° 63669

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