Challenges and issues of competition law in the transport sector (Competition and transport, Lille, 16 April 2015)

The regulation of competition in the transport sector lies both in the enforcement of “classical” competition law and, as regards rail transport and shortly road transport, in the action of the Railway Activities Regulation Authority, the powers and jurisdiction of which have been recently extended. If such a duality implies a necessary and beneficial cooperation between competition and regulatory authorities, it may also foster a form of “competition” between them in so far as identical issues – in particular those related to network access – may be brought before them.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The action of the Competition Authority in the transport sector Umberto Berkani [1] Deputy Rapporteur General, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris Introduction 1. When examining the action of the Competition Authority in a given sector, the question that necessarily comes to mind is whether the analysis carried out is, at least in part, sector-specific and differs from the solutions commonly applied, taking into account the specificities of that sector. 1. The specificities of the sector 2. In the present case, there are real specificities of the sector which may have consequences for the analyses carried out, including the role of the State and other

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