DG Competition guide to competition screening (2005)

DG Competition guide (7 pages, PDF) on competition screening in policy impact assessment. Rather than prescribing thresholds for further investigation or market definition techniques, like the OFT's 2002 guidance, the document seeks "to provide some suggestions on how competition impacts could be identified and addressed when drafting legislation". This takes the form of a series of illustrative examples to help policymakers identify restrictions on competition associated with their proposals and possible ways of reducing them, so that restrictions can be limited to what is necessary for the achievement of the relevant policy objectives.

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