Netherlands: Authority for Consumers and Markets

08 August 2013

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) is the new market authority, created on 1 April 2013 through the consolidation of the Netherlands Consumer Authority (CA), the Netherlands Independent Post and Telecommunication Authority (OPTA) and the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). The ACM is a single authority for consumer protection and market oversight. This merger lays the foundation for effective and efficient oversight on well-functioning markets for the purpose of optimising consumer welfare.