INTERNATIONAL: FRENCH POLYNESIA - COMPETITION POLICY - REFORM - INFRACTIONS - PROCEDURES - EFFICIENCY

French Polynesia: Revision of the competition code - Towards a better inclusion of the economic analysis

The French Polynesian Competition Code was recently modified by a law promulgated on August 2018. Using results from a conference held at the University of French Polynesia, this law introduces some important amendments in the French Polynesian competition law and its enforcement procedures. This article especially focuses on the prohibition of exclusive importing licences, on the structural injunction without any fault and on the prohibition of abuse of economic dependance. This law should help to promote a more efficient application of the competition law in the context of the French Polynesian economy.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction 1. French Polynesia has only very recently introduced competition law. Adopted in June 2014, the country's competition law was promulgated in February 2015 following two appeals before the Council of State [1]. The Polynesian competition code is very much inspired by metropolitan law, but it also incorporates certain provisions of the Lurel [2] law and New Caledonian law. Above all, it entrusts the application of the law to the first independent territorial administrative authority of the French Republic, the Polynesian Competition Authority (APC), which constitutes a considerable novelty in the landscape of national [3]public law.

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  • Université de la Polynésie française (Faaa)

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Florent Venayre, French Polynesia: Revision of the competition code - Towards a better inclusion of the economic analysis, May 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89878, www.concurrences.com

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