Written consultation process

Written consultation process

The written consultation process

In a consultation conducted under the written procedure, it would be sufficient to submit to the Advisory Committee a simple list of key questions.

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The Advisory Committee members may make any observations in writing. These observations, or at least a summary thereof, should be provided in a commonly understood and accepted language for the convenience of other Committee members.

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If the nature of the requests for explanations is such that an open-to-all discussion is warranted, the Commission may: – either organise a conference call/videoconference to deal with the questions and then restate the deadline for the written replies; or – if the complexity of the issues justifies it or any member so requests, “switch” to the oral procedure by organising a meeting on the date specified in the original invitation. The consultation would then be concluded in this meeting (in which written replies already made would not be binding upon the members of the Committee).

Other Considerations

In both cases, this procedure will be considered the continuation of the same consultation launched.


See Also


  • Information about Written consultation process in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)

Further Reading

  • Information about Written consultation process in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)





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