The French Competition Authority issues an opinion diagnosing the state of competition in the French overseas territories

Fighting the high cost of living in French overseas territories* The Autorité delivers a general diagnosis of competition in the French overseas territories. There have been positive developments since the 2009 opinion, particularly in the telecoms sector. However, consumer prices paid by the two million people living in the French overseas territories remain significantly higher than those in mainland France. The Autorité makes some twenty recommendations aimed at boosting competition in the French overseas territories. Background In June 2018 the government requested an opinion from the Autorité de la concurrence on the functioning of competition for the importation and distribution of consumer products in French overseas departments. The Autorité is today issuing its conclusions.

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion diagnosing the state of competition in the French overseas territories, 4 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91041

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