The Latvian Competition Authority concludes that competition is distorted on the market of funeral services and recommends the establishment of a regulatory framework

Funeral Service Industry Needs to be Reformed* The Competition Council (CC) of Latvia together with the Consumer Rights Protection Centre (CRCP) and the State Revenue Service (SRS) conclude that the market of funeral services lacks a regulatory framework, therefore the competition is distorted and consumers are adversely affected. The CC, the CRCP and the SRS suggest consumers to carefully evaluate service components and prices, and recommend responsible institutions to establish a common regulatory framework. Funeral services are commonly used during severe emotional distress. Lack of service availability combined with unwillingness to choose between competing service providers might lead to inability to pick service of optimal price and quality. In

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Authority concludes that competition is distorted on the market of funeral services and recommends the establishment of a regulatory framework, 7 July 2015, e-Competitions July 2015, Art. N° 74259

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