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Directive article Article 11 al2 (b)
Article 13
Reference Diritto ed economia dell''assicurazione, 2008, vol. 4, page 651
Country Italy Legal Literature date 2008
Author D. BONACCORSI DI PATTI Author initial
Title EN Unfair commercial practices: first remarks on the investigation proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority URL EN N/A
Title IT Le pratiche commerciali scorrette: prime note sul procedimento istruttorio innanzi all''Autorità Garante della concorrenza e del mercato URL IT N/A
Keywords administrative authoritygeneral discussion on new case lawlegal actions

Head note

This article discusses the new additional procedural powers of the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) in unfair commercial practice proceedings. The author explains that, pursuant to article 27 of the Italian Consumer Code and Regulation no 17589 of 15 November 2007, the Italian Competition Authority is now also competent to investigate and fine traders up to 500.000 EUR for unfair commercial practices. Moreover, like in competition law cases, during the investigation for unfair commercial practices, the Italian Competition Authority can also be supported by the Italian Tax Police (which is also entitled to exercise very intrusive powers).

General note

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