Written procedure Proposal

Written procedure Proposal

Deciding whether to propose the written procedure

The Commission shall assess whether or not to propose to NCAs a written procedure, taking account of the likely efficiency gains for both NCAs and the Commission, having regard to the nature of the case, the type of draft decision being considered and the likely nature of the comments if a meeting were held.

More about Written procedure Proposal

The launching of the consultation under a written procedure is done by a notice from the Commission to the Advisory Committee, within the deadline prescribed in Article 14(4) of Regulation 1/2003 and together with the documents set out in Article 14(3) of Regulation 1/2003.

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If any Advisory Committee member considers that a case where the Commission has proposed an oral procedure would be suitable for a written procedure, he/she may communicate his / her opinion to the Commission. The Commission can follow up this suggestion by a notice to all Advisory Committee members, proposing that the consultation should take place by way of a written procedure.

Other Considerations

Pursuant to Article 14(4) of Regulation 1/2003, the Commission may set shorter deadlines than those provided in Article 14(3) and (4). Members should endeavour to indicate to the Commission as early as possible if they object to the shorter deadline. In case of an objection, the deadlines foreseen in Article 14(3) and (4) of Regulation 1/2003 would apply, counting from the dispatch of the documents.


See Also


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

Further Reading

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

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