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Public consultation to review certain aspects of Competition Law in Ireland

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment invites submissions from interested parties to a public consultation to review certain aspects of Competition Law in Ireland.

The forthcoming Competition (Amendment) Bill 2021 will transpose Directive (EU) 2019/1 into law (see the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2021 Public Consultation Document Appendix below). In addition, the Bill includes amendments to existing legislation not covered by the Directive, but which seeks to increase the enforcement powers of the CCPC. This consultation is inviting views on these additional amendments only.

Submissions

Interested parties are invited to make a submission with observations in relation to the questions in public consultation document. The submission process is an opportunity for stakeholders to provide information, experiences and different perspectives on the issues involved in preventing infringements and properly enforcing competition law in Ireland. Stakeholder submissions are a vital source of information and views, helping inform the Department’s final drafting of the amendments proposed.

Submissions will only be accepted by email to conspol@enterprise.gov.ie. Please include “ECN+ Consultation” in your email.

Deadline

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 29 January 2021.

Publication of submissions and Freedom of Information

Any personal information, which you volunteer to this Department, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. However, please note the following: 

  • The information provided in the submission form will be shared with relevant Government Departments and State organisations during the review process.
  • The Department may publish the outcome of the reviews and the submissions received under this consultation on its website, and
  • as information received by the Department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, such information may be considered for possible release under the FOI Act. The Department will consult with you regarding such information before making a decision should it be required to disclose it.
  • If you wish to submit information that you consider commercially sensitive, please identify that information in your submission and give reasons for considering it commercially sensitive.

Published by Commerce, Consumer and Competition

Topics: Competition Law