The Romanian Competition Council has drawn up Guidelines of compliance with the competition rules addressed to the associations of undertakings. The document was lauched in public consultation to receive contributions from stakeholders. The consultation ends on 25 November, 2019.
One of the fundamental principles of the competition law is that undertakings must behave independently on the market. Any decision regarding prices, output, customers, profit margins, investment plans and so on, should be taken independently and not in cooperation with others. As such, any action or decision of a business association that reflects the intention to coordinate the conduct of its members may have negative consequences on competition.
The national and EU competition rules apply whenever the decisions of associations prevent, restrict or distort competition on the national market or on a part of it, significantly affecting trade between the EU Member States.
The Guidelines may provide support to the associations in drawing up their code of conduct, ethics standards or manuals of compliance with the competition rules.
The Guidelies can be read following this link.