The Polish Competition Authority fines a professional association for anticompetitive conduct aimed at the governmental treatment of infertility programme (Association of Medical Centers)

I. Introductory remarks In its decision no RŁO 4/2016 of 1st September 2016 (the “Decision”), the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (the “Competition Authority”) sanctioned the Association of Polish Centers of Infertility Treatment and Reproduction Development (the “Association”) [1] for anticompetitive conduct. According to the findings of the Competition Authority, the Association violated Article 6 (the equivalent of Article 101(1) of the Treaty) of the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection of February 2, 2007, Journal of Laws of 2015, item 184 (the “Polish Competition Act”). The Association violated the Act by coordinating among its members the prices to be used in offers prepared for two consecutive tenders for operating the governmental Treatment of Infertility

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Grzegorz Materna, The Polish Competition Authority fines a professional association for anticompetitive conduct aimed at the governmental treatment of infertility programme (Association of Medical Centers), 1 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81975

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