COMPETITION, PUBLIC PROCUREMENT, 2015 Good competition is crucial for dynamism and growth in the Swedish economy, and is thus a prerequisite for welfare. Well-functioning competition promotes efficient production and distribution of resources. Competition also helps the opening of markets, the establishment of new businesses and the development of innovative products.
Effective competition results in lower prices for consumers and other buyers. It also leads to better service and more freedom of choice, as well as consumer power to influence the supply of goods and services and other benefits. Poor competition means that citizens and consumers are worse off financially.
The Swedish Competition Authority has the task of eliminating and counteracting obstacles to effective competition in Sweden. The Competition Authority applies competition and public procurement legislation, proposes changes to regulations that inhibit competition, works for competition in the public sector and promotes a competitive approach in public and private organisations by influencing public opinion and providing information.
This text describes the work of the Competition Authority and gives some concrete examples of our enforcement activities.
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