The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority intervenes to stop competition-jeopardising pricing practices of a municipal waste management company and decides not to investigate the matter further after pricing changes (Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy)

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has issued a decision not to investigate a case further after exploring the possibility of requiring a municipal cooperative waste management company, Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy, (PJ) to change its pricing policy as to its treatment of public (and comparable) and private deliverers of waste. PJ announced changes in its pricing policy during the investigation. The legal basis for the investigation was formed by a national provision on abuse of dominance together with Finnish national provisions on competition or competitive neutrality which entered into force in 2013. The object of the competition neutrality provisions, which constituted an amendment (9.8.2013/595) to the Finnish Competition Act (948/2011), is to guarantee neutral or equal

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Katri Havu, The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority intervenes to stop competition-jeopardising pricing practices of a municipal waste management company and decides not to investigate the matter further after pricing changes (Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy), 15 December 2014, e-Competitions December 2014, Art. N° 70981

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