The Portuguese Competition Authority issues a notice giving detailed reasons for the general prohibition of price-fixing agreements addressed in particular to professional associations

In its most recent decisions (see “The Portuguese Competition Authority finds that the deontological code of the professional association of veterinaries infringes Art. 81 EC by imposing minimum fees for the supply of professional services”, e-Competitions, july 2005, Article n° 144 ; “The Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência) finds that the Portuguese Professional Association of Dentists infringed both Article 81 EC and its national equivalent by imposing minimum fees to its members for the supply of professional services, and imposes to a € 160.181 fine”, e-Competitions, september 2005, Vol. I, Article n° 247), the Autoridade da Concorrência (hereinafter, “the NCA”) has prohibited anticompetitive practices undertaken by two Professional Associations (“the

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, The Portuguese Competition Authority issues a notice giving detailed reasons for the general prohibition of price-fixing agreements addressed in particular to professional associations, 6 September 2005, e-Competitions September 2005, Art. N° 283

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