About the competition rules

Competition is restricted if undertakings fix prices, share markets or prevent new companies from entering the market. This is why the competition rules are required.

We apply the Swedish Competition Act and articles 101 and 102 in the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) – up to 1 December 2009 articles 81 and 82 in the EC Treaty.

The Swedish Competition Act, as well as the EU competition rules, contains two main provisions:

  • Prohibition against anti-competitive cooperation
  • Prohibition against abuse of a dominant position

The Competition Act also contains rules for

  • Anti-competitive sales activities by public entities
  • Control of concentrations between undertakings

Related information

Vägledning om distributionsavtal

Guidance regarding distribution agreements

The guidance outlines the competition rules applicable to various types of distribution agreements – primarily supply and distribution agreements, but also franchise agreements.

En egenföretagare eller anställd som arbetar

Private companies and public entities in competition with each other – what are the rules?