CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – HOUSEHOLD WASTE TREATMENT – BARRIERS TO ENTRY – INFORMATIONAL ADVANTAGES

De facto monopoly: The French Competition Authority provides an opinion on the necessary conditions for a practicable competition in household waste treatment sector

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Authority has been asked by the Minister for the Economy to give its opinion on the outlook for the sector of eco-organisations responsible for the reprocessing of household packaging. It focuses on the conditions that could allow several eco-organisations to coexist in the context of effective and undistorted competition. The opinion only partly addresses dimensions relating to abuses of dominant position. However, we will focus mainly on the latter in our commentary. The competitive framework of the sector: from a de facto monopoly to new entries Under environmental legislation, producers must participate in the collection, sorting and recycling of

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, De facto monopoly: The French Competition Authority provides an opinion on the necessary conditions for a practicable competition in household waste treatment sector, 27 December 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83878, pp. 100-101

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