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