Use of information from national competition authorities
Request for and use of information from national competition authorities (Article 12 and 18 of Reg. 1/2003)
This section contains in brief the steps to take when the Commission wishes to obtain information from NCAs for the purposes of the enforcement of Articles 101 or 102 TFUE. Please see also the module dealing with cooperation within the Network.
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Because requests may create additional work to the contacted NCA, it is recommended for the case-handlers to first explore informally what kind of information is in possession of the requested NCA. That would allow presenting focused requests.
- Information about Use of information from national competition authorities in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)
- Information about Use of information from national competition authorities in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)