Cooperation between undertakings may be permitted under certain conditions despite the cooperation restricting competition. The positive effects of cooperation must then outweigh the negative effects.

The agreement or behaviour is lawful if the undertaking can show that it satisfies the conditions laid down in the rule on exemptions contained in Chapter 2, Article 2 of the Competition Act.

Undertakings must be able to show that the cooperation contributes to improving the production or distribution or to promoting technical or economic progress. The undertaking must also show that consumers get a fair share of the benefit resulting from the cooperation.