Competition Tribunal condemns Agrosuper, Ariztía and Don Pollo | 26 / 09 / 2014

The Competition Tribunal accepted the complaint presented by the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office at the end of 2011, which accused the producers of poultry meat and their Trade Association (APA) of participating in a cartel that fixed the production quotas of the industry. The Tribunal set fines for a total of approximately US$ 61 million.

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FNE submits two claims against Movistar on the grounds that such company breached General Instructions No. 2 (IG2) issued in 2012 by the Antitrust Court (TDLC). | 22 / 07 / 2014

The National Economic Prosecutor’s Office accused Telefónica Móviles of having breached the regulations set out by the Antitrust Court in relation to the proportion of “on-net” and “off-net” calls included in mobile telephone plans and prepaid minute packs, as well as Telefónica Chile for having commercialized fiber optic television services tied to the sale of internet services.

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FNE files complaint against four local asphalt companies for a market-sharing agreement | 10 / 07 / 2014

On July 7th, 2014, the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) filed a complaint before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) against “Asfaltos Chilenos S.A.”, “Dynal Industrial”, “ENEX” and “Química Latinoamericana” accusing the four companies of having agreed on a mechanism to allocate contracts for the provision of asphalt-based products used in the construction, replacement and repairing of public and private roads.

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FNE initiates a process for policy recommendations aimed at developing a legal framework that will lead to the creation of a secondary market where mobile operators can trade spectrum concessions | 02 / 07 / 2014

The National Economic Prosecutor (Fiscalía Nacional Económica – FNE) has requested the Chilean Competition Tribunal (Tribunal de la Libre Competencia –TDLC) to initiate a process for policy recommendations aimed at developing a legal framework that will lead to the creation of a secondary market where mobile operators can trade spectrum concessions. The procedure requests for the amendment of the General Telecommunications Law (Ley General de Telecomunicaciones – LGT) and the development of regulations by the Chilean Telecom Regulator (Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones – SUBTEL).

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Deputy National Prosecutor resigns his position and will be subrogated by the Head of Mergers and Studies Division | 25 / 06 / 2014

After eight years in the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), the Deputy National Prosecutor (DNP), Jaime Barahona, presented his resignation (to become effective on August the 1st, 2014), to pursue a career in private practice.

Jaime Barahona is a lawyer from Diego Portales University, and has postgraduate studies from Universidad Catolica de Chile and Los Andes University.

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The FNE launches Guidelines for the analysis of Vertical Restraints | 05 / 06 / 2014

The Guide aims to provide legal certainty to market agents on the criteria used by the FNE, when analyzing this type of mechanisms and has incorporated comments and suggestions by lawyers, economists as well as by foreign competition agencies.

After two years of preparations, the FNE published today the Guide for the Analysis of Vertical Restraints, available on its website. This document provides details on the analysis that the FNE will follow, when evaluating the mechanisms that regulate the commercial conditions agreed on or imposed to companies located in different stages of the productive chain.

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