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The UK Department of Trade and Industry and HM Treasury makes an assesment of the concurrent powers of the NCA and the sectoral regulators to enforce competition law (DTI/HM Treasury Report, May 2006)

The Purpose of the Study In May 2006, the UK government's Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) and HM Treasury produced a Report (the “Report”) on the concurrent competition powers possessed by the UK's sectoral regulators [Office of Gas and Electricitys Markets (Ofgem), Office of Communications (Ofcom), Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), Civil Aviation Authority, (CAA), and Office of Water Services (Ofwat) ; the “Sectoral Regulators”]. The aim of the study on which the Report was based was to: (i) garner a better understanding of how the sectoral regulators and the Office of Fair Trading (the UK's “general” competition authority ; the OFT) interact when dealing with competition cases ; (ii) and to establish the way in which the regulators balance their concurrent competition powers

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Olivier Fréget, Rachael Mooney, The UK Department of Trade and Industry and HM Treasury makes an assesment of the concurrent powers of the NCA and the sectoral regulators to enforce competition law (DTI/HM Treasury Report, May 2006), May 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2006, Art. N° 1382

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