Time of the Information in Cooperation
When should the information be provided?
The Commission states in its Notice that it will endeavour to provide the information within one month from the date the Commission receives the request. In case DG Competition has to ask the national court for further clarification or where it has to consult those directly affected by the transmission (e.g. the undertakings that provided the information), the period starts to run from the moment DG Competition receives that additional information.
More about Time of the Information in Cooperation
In order to respect the one month deadline, it is advisable that the sectoral unit chef de file contacts Unit A1 when the request arrives and not only before the transmission of the information (see subsequent point (20)).
- Information about Time of the Information in Cooperation in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)
- Information about Time of the Information in Cooperation in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)