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| The current competition law, Ley de Defensa de la Competencia No. 22.156 (1999) "set[] the basis for an important and previously non-existing active regulatory control over potentially anti-competitive concentration events in Argentina."<ref> http://www.iflr.com/?ISS=11977&PUBID=33&Page=10&SID=508950&SM=&SearchStr=; 1998 OECD report at page 19</ref>
 
 
 
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Revision as of 14:10, 15 July 2008

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Governed by: Ley de Defensa de la Competencia, Ley 22.262 enacted August, 1980 (hereinafter referred to as “Competition Act”).[1][2]

Category Subcategory Score Comment
Scope Extraterritoriality 0
Remedies Fines 1 The National Commission for the Defense of Competition had the authority to impose fines.[3]
Prison Sentences 1 The proposed amendment to Ley 22.262 (which became the current competition law, Ley de Defensa de la Competencia No. 22.156 in 1999) abolished prison penalties.[4]
Divestitures 0
Private Enforcement 3rd Party Initiation 0
Remedies Available to 3rd Parties 0
3rd Party Rights in Proceedings 0
Merger Notification Voluntary 1 The current competition law, Ley de Defensa de la Competencia No. 22.156 (1999) "set[] the basis for an important and previously non-existing active regulatory control over potentially anti-competitive concentration events in Argentina."[5]
Mandatory 0
Pre-merger 0
Post-merger 1
Merger Assessment Dominance
Restriction of Competition
Public Interest (Pro D)
Public Interest (Pro Authority)
Other
Efficiency
Dominance Limits Access
Abusive Acts
Price Setting
Discriminatory Pricing
Resale Price Maintenance
Obstacles to Entry
Efficiency Defense
Restrictive Trade Practices Price Fixing
Tying
Market Division
Output Restraint
Market Sharing
Eliminating Competitors
Collusive Tendering/Bid-Rigging
Supply Refusal
Efficiency Defense

References

  1. Portion of actual text in Spanish available at http://ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/publications/blc/boletin_2_es.pdf at page 9. Secondary source analysis in English available from 1997 and 1998 OECD reports, available at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/22/1823893.pdf and http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/2/40/1821895.pdf.
  2. This law was not actively enforced until the 1990's (1997 OECD report at page 2)
  3. 1997 OECD report at page 2
  4. 1997 OECD report at page 6
  5. http://www.iflr.com/?ISS=11977&PUBID=33&Page=10&SID=508950&SM=&SearchStr=; 1998 OECD report at page 19