Noticias

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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The FNE filed a complaint against the Trade Association of Obstetric Gynecologists of Ñuble. | 23 / 10 / 2013

In the complaint, the FNE argues that the investigated parties have executed, since 2012, a minimum sale price agreement on consulting and surgical specialty procedures –such as cesarean, deliveries, and others-, causing direct harm to private system patients form Ñuble’s province, in the VIII Bio Bio Región.

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Hon. Supreme Court of Chile affirmed the judgment of the TDLC, which had accepted a complaint of the FNE against Whirlpool SA and Tecumseh Do Brasil Ltda. | 25 / 09 / 2013

On September 24, 2013, in a unanimous decision, the Third Chamber of the Hon. Supreme Court of Chile affirmed the judgment of H. Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC), which had accepted a complaint of the FNE against Whirlpool SA and Tecumseh Do Brasil Ltda. In the proceedings before the TDLC, it was established that the defendants had taken part in a cartel designed to artificially increase the price of low power hermetic compressors (essential inputs for the manufacture of refrigerators) sold in the Chilean market between 2004 and 2008.

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FNE publishes study on existing information asymmetries in the market for prescription drugs | 09 / 09 / 2013

As part of its duty to promote competition, the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) has published a study analyzing certain flaws in the prescription drug market. The multiple distortions in the sector, such as information asymmetries between patients and physicians, as well as between consumers and pharmacy personnel, promote behavior that allows laboratories, through incentives and promotional activities, to alter the patterns of prescribing and dispensing these mediations.

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