The Canadian Competition Authority rescinds its temporary guidance on competitor collaborations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Competition Bureau rescinds temporary guidance on competitor collaborations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic*

Effective today, the Competition Bureau has rescinded the temporary guidance on competitor collaborations provided to businesses to support crisis response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The situation at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic may have called for the rapid establishment of business collaborations to ensure the supply of products and services that were critical to Canadians. In response, the Bureau had issued a statement recognizing these unprecedented circumstances.

The Bureau has determined that the exceptional conditions and challenges that led to this guidance are no longer applicable.

*This is the original title of the press release. The title above has been amended in order to match the e-Competitions format. Individual authors are welcome to provide original independent commentaries on the case law. Articles are subject to approval by the Board of e-Competitions Bulletin before publication based on the Editorial Policy (click here).

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Canadian Competition Bureau, The Canadian Competition Authority rescinds its temporary guidance on competitor collaborations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 7 November 2022, e-Competitions November 2022 - II, Art. N° 109499

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