International and National Competition Authorities
Autorités internationales et nationales de la concurrence
Internationale und Nationale Wettbewerbsbehörden
An organisation of national or multinational competition agencies entrusted
with the enforcement of antitrust laws. Addresses issues of practical antitrust
enforcement and policy issues of common concern.
- European Commission
Policy Areas : Antitrust, Mergers, Liberalisation, State Aid - International
- OECD Competition Committee
Information, activities, publications of the OECD in the field of competition.
- OECD Round Tables
Full text of OECD Round Tables, including many in competition policy.
law and policy in OECD countries (Annual Reports)
Online Annual Reports on Competition of the OECD
Official home page of EFTA. Includes documentary database with full text
- EFTA Court
Official EFTA Court site. Full text access to press releases, court decisions,
- EFTA Surveillance Authority
Details of activities, organisation, etc. Full text of annual reports,
press releases (look under "Publications"). Documentary database with full
text references. Specific for Competition (see field of work -> competition)
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Site dealing with commercial and competition issues between APEC member
states (Americas-Pacific states)
- World Trade Organisation
Languages: EN, FR and ES. Contents : Trade topics (e.g., goods, intellectual
property, regionalism etc), news, publications, archives
- Austria. Federal Competition Authority
General information, legislation, contact.
Ministère des Affaires économiques
Regulation of competition in Belgium - includes competion legislation.
- Denmark. Konkurrencestyrelsen
The Danish competition authority, of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Full text documents, in Danish, English.
- Finland. Kilpailuvirasto
Finnish Competition Authority. General information, legislation, selected
cases, press releases.
- France. Conseil
de la Concurrence
General Information on activities, mission, etc.
- France. Direction générale
de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes
French competition authority. General information on activities, organigramme.
Full text : annual report.
- Germany. Bundeskartellamt
German competition authority. General information on mergers, antitrust
law. Text of legislation ("Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschrankungen") in German
and English. Annual reports ("Tatigkeitsbericht"), list of decisions, press
- Germany. Monopolkommission
News, press releases. Some full text documents (eg, recent publications
in Sondergutachten series).
- Hellenic Competition Authority
The Hellenic Competition Authority web site provides some part of its
contents in English.
- Ireland. Competition Authority
Full text of decisions, published papers, press releases.
- Italy. Autorità Garante della Concorrenza
e del Mercato
Italian competition authority. Italian competition legislation in Italian,
English. Full text of annual reports, weekly bulletins, press releases.
- Netherlands. Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit
(NMa) (Netherlands Competition Authority)
Full text of decisions, legislation (Mededingingswet 1997). Press releases,
general information. Searchable. Some texts in English: translation of Competition
Act of 1997, some press releases and the Annual Report.
Subsidies (Ministerie van Economische Zaken)
Information on government subsidies available to industry in the Netherlands,
- Portugal. Autoridade de
Portuguese competition authority. Includes full text of Portuguese competition
legislation and publications.
- Spain. Dirección General de Defensa
de la Competencia
Spanish competition authoritiy. Legislation, Structure and functions,
Annual Reports, Decisions and resolutions, Forms, Merger cases, etc....
- Spain. Tribunal de Defensa de la
Decisions, reports, etc. in full text.
- Sweden. Konkurrensverket: Swedish competition
Organisation, decisions, publications. Swedish Competition Act in English.
- United Kingdom. Competition
UK competition authority. Formerly "Monopolies and Mergers Commission".
News, lists of MMC/Competition Commission reports.
- United Kingdom. Office of Fair Trading
UK competition authority : consumer protection, anti-competitive practices.
Full text: "Fair Trading" magazine, OFT reports, news.
- South Africa Competition Commission
Official authority of South Africa empowered to investigate, control and
evaluate restrictive business practices, abuse of dominant positions and mergers
in order to achieve equity and efficiency in the South African economy.
- South Africa Competition Tribunal
The Competition Tribunal adjudicates competition matters, in accordance
with the act and has jurisdiction throughout South Africa. The site provides
access to all case law since 1999 (year in which the Tribunal was created).
- Austria. Rundfunk und Telekom Regulisierung
Austrian telecoms regulator. Information, texts. Full text legislation.
- Belgium. L'Institut belge des services
postaux et des télécommunications (IBPT)
Belgian regulator of telecommunications and postal services.
- Canada. Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications
Canadian telecoms regulator. Legislation, information, news. In English
- Denmark. National Telecom Agency
(IT- og Telestyrelsen)
Telecommunications regulator. Extensive site giving full text of legislation,
- Finland. Finnish Communications Regulatory
Telecommunications Administration Centre)
Finnish post & telecoms regulator. Legislation, regulations, annual
report. Texts in Finnish, Swedish, English.
- France. Direction
générale de l'Industrie, des Technologies de l'information et des Postes (DiGITIP)
Official government information on deregulation of telecommunications
in France. Includes full text of relevant French and European legislation.
- France. Autorité de Régulation des
Extensive site on policy in the field of telecommunications. Full text
of legislation, publications, decisions, reports (including annual reports),
- Germany. Reg TP (Telecommunications Regulator).
Regulierungsbehörde für Telekommunikation und Post
"Regulierungsbehorde fur Telekommunikation und Post". Extensive site;
full text legislation.
- Greece. National Telecommunications
and Post Commission
Version in English available.
- Ireland. Office of the Director of Telecommunications
Home page of the telecoms Regulator for Ireland. (Tel: 01-8049600; fax:
- Italy. Autorità per l'energia
elettrica e il gas
Regulatory body for electricity and gas industry. Set up under directive
96/92/CE to ensure competition in electricity and gas industry. Site under
construction : contains some full text publications, legislation, annual reports.
- Italy. Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni
Texts in Italian and English,
- Luxembourg. Institut Luxembourgeois
Regulator for telecommunications, energy, post. Full text legislation,
decisions, annual report.
- Netherlands. DTE (Regulator for energy
Regulatory body for energy sector in the Netherlands. (Ministery of Economic
- Netherlands. Onafhankelijke Post en Telecommunicatie
Netherlands posts & telecommunications regulator. Information, press
releases, texts of decisions.
- Portugal. Instituto das Comunicacoes de Portugal
Extensive site: information on activities of ICP (Telecommunications regulator
for Portugal), full text legislation, publications, reports.
- Spain. Comision del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones
Information, notes concerning the CMT. List of decisions taken (though
not full text).
- Spain. Comision Nacional de Energia
National Regulatory Commission in the energy sector. Merged with Comision
Nacional del Sistema Electrico in 2000. Full text documents.
- Sweden. Post- och Telestyrelsen
Swedish post & telecoms regulator. Legislation, regulations. Texts
also in English.
- United Kingdom. Office of Gas and Electricity
The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) is the regulator for
the gas and electricity industries in Great Britain. Ofgem was formed in 1999
by the merger of Ofgas (the former gas regulator) and OFFER (the former electricity
- United Kingdom. Office of the Rail
Full text of publications, information papers, annual report.
- United Kingdom. Ofreg (Northern Ireland)
Office for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas, Northern Ireland.
- United Kingdom. OFTEL.
UK telecoms regulator.
- United States. Federal Communications Commission
Independent US government agency to encourage competition in all communications
markets and to protect the public & consumer interest. Covers interstate
and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and
- United States. Federal Energy Regulatory
US regulatory body for electricity, oil, gas and hydro power. Full texts
of relevant legislation and other documents.
Source : European Commission - Directorate-General