HORIZONS : COOPERATION BILATERALE - AUTORITES DE CONCURRENCE - BRESIL - PORTUGAL

International cooperation as an effective tool for competition enforcement : The Brazilian and Portuguese cooperation experience

Cette contribution étudie la coopération bilatérale entre les autorités de concurrence brésilienne et portugaise et identifie les domaines dans lesquels cette coopération pourrait être renforcée.

Introduction 1. Over the last two decades the antitrust enforcement landscape has significantly changed around the globe. From the early 1990’s on, several countries introduced competition statutes and others, that had price controls in place up to then, revised existing legal and institutional frameworks so as to effectively introduce competition law and policy in their respective markets. 2. The Brazilian and Portuguese experience in the last two decades provides a good example of these transformations. With the removal of trade barriers and other economic reforms that were introduced in many countries during the nineties, there was a significant increase of multijurisdictional mergers and, similarly, of international cartels that operate in different continents. An effective

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Mariana Tavares, Mariana Tavares de Araujo, International cooperation as an effective tool for competition enforcement : The Brazilian and Portuguese cooperation experience, September 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37131, www.concurrences.com

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