HORIZONS : POLYNESIA - COMPETITION REGIME - NEW LAW OF THE COUNTRY - LOCAL COMPETITION AUTHORITY

Polynesia: A competition revolution in progress?

Law of the country No 2014-15 adopted in French Polynesia on June 25, 2014 (not yet promulgated) is a revolution: it introduces competition law in French Polynesia and creates a local competition authority. Using national competition law, this act prohibits anticompetitive practices and implements merger control. This act also has special measures for overseas communities: prohibition of exclusive importing rights, control of commercial areas and structural injunction without any fault. This law may solve competition concerns in Polynesian markets.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. Competition is making waves overseas. After New Caledonia, which has a competition law [1] and a competition [2]authority, it is now French [3] Polynesia's turn to take the plunge. 2. The country's Competition Law No. 2014-15 adopted on 25 June 2014 (hereinafter the "Country Law" [4]) paves the way for the application of competition law in Polynesia [5]. From the preamble, it clearly states its objectives: to avoid barriers and other unreasonable restrictions on the freedom of economic activity, to avoid harmful monopolies and oligopolies, to facilitate the entry of new competitors into the markets and - last but not least - to fight against high

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Anaïs Moyrand, Polynesia: A competition revolution in progress?, December 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 69134, www.concurrences.com

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