Comity

 

Institution Definition

Principle applied in the field of international co-operation on competition policy. By negative comity, every country that is party to a co-operation agreement guarantees to take account of the important interests of the other parties of the agreement when applying its own competition law. By positive comity, a country may ask the other parties of the agreement to take appropriate measures, under their competition law, against anti-competitive behaviour taking place on their territory and affecting important interests of the requesting country.

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