The Chilean Competition Tribunal condemns trade association for collusion (ACHAP)

On 29th January 2013, the Chilean Competition Tribunal (‘TDLC’) issued its judgment in the ACHAP case (Sentence 128/2013). The TDLC partially accepted the complaint filed by the competition agency (the “FNE”) against the local Advertising Agencies Trade Association (the “ACHAP”, for its Spanish acronym), its CEO, eight board members, and the 34 advertising agencies associated with the ACHAP. The FNE accused them of infringing the Competition Act by engaging in a collective boycott with the aim of influencing the results of two tendering processes for the hiring of advertising agencies by two different client firms (the “clients”). According to the TDLC judgment, the ACHAP board agreed “to suggest” to the clients that they limit the number of advertising agencies to be called in each tender

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Javier Tapia, The Chilean Competition Tribunal condemns trade association for collusion (ACHAP), 29 January 2013, e-Competitions January 2013, Art. N° 52520

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