FNE has published a report on Competition in the Wholesale Electricity Market in Chile | 30 / 01 / 2014

As part of its advocacy activities, the FNE has published a report on Competition in the Wholesale Electricity Market in Chile, produced by Economics Professors Natalia Fabra (University Carlos III), Juan-Pablo Montero (Catholic University of Chile) and Mar Reguant (University de Stanford).  The report -just as it was announced at the FNE’s 2013 “Competition Day” Seminar- analyses the competitive dynamics in the Wholesale electricity market for both the regulated (Energy Distributors) and non-regulated clients.

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FNE files a complaint against Claro Chile S.A. for the commercialization of services that breach the General Instructions dictated by the Competition Tribunal | 29 / 01 / 2014

On the 29th of January of 2014, the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) filed a complaint before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) against Claro Chile S.A. due to infringement of the Competition Law. Claro Chile marketed Pay-Monthly and Pay-As-You-Go mobile telephony plans that discriminated between on-net and off-net, not complying with the limit of minutes authorized by the TDLC in the General Instructions No 2/2012 (IG2) and thus affecting the growth and entrance of smaller actors in said market.

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Chile’s Fiscalía Nacional Económica requests Competition Tribunal to review joint action of Banks through Transbank | 06 / 01 / 2014

On December 27, 2013 Chile’s competition agency, Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), filed a consultation before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC), requesting the revision of the authorization that was granted in 1991 to the banks to act jointly in acquiring merchants.

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The FNE proposes the regulation of domestic bulk LPG for residential users | 10 / 12 / 2013

The Chilean Competition Tribunal (TDLC) has initiated a consultation process following a recommendation by the FNE that a segment of the domestic bulk LPG market, represents around 40 percent of sales, be regulated.

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FNE presents studies on minority interests and interlocking | 12 / 11 / 2013

The FNE launched a Market Study on Minority Shareholdings and Interlocking Directorates, elaborated by its Mergers and Studies Division

After an analysis of the literature on the anticompetitive risks associated to structural links among competitors, including a comment on foreign legislation and judicial decisions, the study underscores some national cases, recognizing the need for antitrust authorities to review these type of structures directly, especially considering  their coordinated effects.

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FNE launched the first draft of its Guidelines on Vertical Restraints | 06 / 11 / 2013

On the 5th of November and during the 11th version of its annual conference, The Competition Day, the FNE launched the first draft of its Guidelines on Vertical Restraints.

The aim of these Guidelines is to list the most common vertical practices, their anticompetitive risks and their related efficiencies as well as outline the mode of investigation and the main elements the FNE will be looking at when assessing whether a practice constitutes an infringement to Competition Law.

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