Topic: Sustainability

Sweden launches electric charging market study

The Swedish Competition Authority has opened a sector inquiry into the electric vehicle charging market to establish if some municipalities and a state-owned energy provider prevented new rivals from entering the market.

02 February 2023

JFTC consults on draft sustainability guidelines

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has published draft guidance on how it will treat sustainability initiatives under the country’s antitrust law, clarifying collaboration agreements that will raise competition concerns and green objectives that require more research.

17 January 2023

EU consults on sustainability agreements exemption guidance

The European Commission has begun collecting feedback on draft guidelines covering the exemption of sustainability agreements in the agricultural sector from competition rules.

10 January 2023

A Q&A with Sarah Cardell

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority plans to publish draft sustainability cooperation guidance “early next year”, its interim head has said while discussing with GCR how the agency can better help in the cost of living crisis.

15 December 2022

Vestager: “We are recalibrating globalisation”

Competition policy must not lose sight of long-term financial and environmental security when responding to the current energy crisis, officials including the EU’s competition commissioner have warned.

27 October 2022

Tirole: EU emissions case was “right outcome, wrong process”

Independent agencies – including antitrust enforcers – should be wary of broadening their mandates in a bid to correct government failures, Nobel prize-winning economist Jean Tirole has said.

27 October 2022

Indonesian official: first movers on sustainability goals could entrench market power

Competition agencies must ensure markets do not become too concentrated during the transition to a green economy, especially as first-movers towards sustainability initiatives are likely to increase their power, an official at Indonesia’s antitrust watchdog has warned.

29 September 2022

DOJ official: current antitrust framework can promote sustainability

The Department of Justice is doing its part to promote sustainability by effectively enforcing competition law, an Antitrust Division official has said.

21 September 2022

French enforcer appoints new sustainability network head

France’s Competition Authority has formally appointed the first head of its sustainable development network, as it braces for an increase in complaints and queries about cooperation between rivals on such initiatives.

12 September 2022

Irish forestry department accused of antitrust violations

A group of Irish forestry consultants has formally complained to the European Commission that their country’s government has “virtually ousted” them from the market by offering its own free forestry advisory service.

12 August 2022

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