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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.

L’action de l’Autorité de la concurrence dans le secteur des transports Umberto Berkani [1] Rapporteur général adjoint, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris Introduction 1. Lorsqu’on examine l’action de l’Autorité de la concurrence sur un secteur donné, la question qui vient forcément à l’esprit est de savoir si l’analyse menée est, au moins en partie, sectorielle et diffère des solutions communément appliquées, compte tenu des spécificités dudit secteur. 1. Les spécificités du secteur 2. En l’espèce, il existe de réelles spécificités au secteur, pouvant avoir des conséquences sur les analyses menées, parmi lesquelles le rôle de l’État et des autres entités publiques organisatrices, la place du service public, l’intermodalité, l’envergure des réseaux, l’importance des infrastructures, les questions de

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • Magenta (Paris)

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Umberto Berkani, Sylvain Justier, Challenges and issues of competition law in the transport sector (Competition and transport, Lille, 16 April 2015), December 2015, Concurrences Review N° 4-2015, Art. N° 75958, www.concurrences.com

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