Netherlands: Authority for Consumers and Markets

30 July 2014

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) was 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 builds on the work of its predecessors but wishes to be more than just the sum of its parts. By bringing together the powers and expertise of the three regulators, the ACM aims for a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency.