Competition by enterprises in the marketplace benefits all of us. It promotes research, innovation, the generation of cheaper and better-quality products and services. It supports economic growth.
The regulations establish a framework to guarantee competition in the marketplace.
The public authorities supervise markets and enterprises to guarantee this framework is fulfilled. They focus on the following areas: behaviour and agreements by enterprises; concentrations and mergers of enterprises; public grants awarded to enterprises.
In the event of actions violating the regulations and harming competition in the markets, they may: establish conditions or prohibitions, or penalise enterprises. Alongside these activities, the public authorities undertake studies into the competition which exists in certain economic sectors, training and promotional initiatives.
As enterprises you need to notify, or otherwise request authorisation from, the public authorities protecting competition for certain actions or agreements which could affect competition in the marketplace.
Are you aware of any event or action violating competition regulations? You can inform the official authorities supervising market competition.
The European Union supervises competition within the European Union market, and any events or actions which could have a European dimension because of their impact on the EU market. In Spain the Spanish National Competition Commission (CNC) performs a similar function at the national level. It coordinates with the competition authorities which exist in various Autonomous Communities, or Regions, of Spain.
You should discover information and official procedures in the field of competition. Access this information via the following links.
Strict provisions govern company mergers