Regulatory Policy Round Table: A Dialogue between Telecommunications and Antitrust Authorities

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Regulatory Policy Round Table: A Dialogue between Telecommunications and Antitrust Authorities

Denis Alves Guimaraes (Universidade Católica de Brasília)

Abstract:      The chapter on regulatory policy has the objective of promoting a debate among the main authorities involved in the formulation and implementation of the telecommunications policy and its interaction with the antitrust policy. Evidently, the choice of the Brazilian jurisdiction was somehow arbitrary. Our intent to shed light on its experience was also to provide a contribution to the telecommunications and antitrust policies in Brazil. Since 2003, its antitrust policy has been much focused on cartels and leniency. More recently, with the enactment of the new Brazilian antitrust law, the same can be stated regarding the adoption of the pre-merger review system. It is about time to lead Brazilian antitrust policy to a higher level. The following authorities contributed to this chapter: the Secretariat of Telecommunications of the Ministry of Communications (STE/MiniCom); the Secretariat for Economic Monitoring of the Ministry of Finance (SEAE/MF); the National Agency of Telecommunications (ANATEL), and; the CADE’s General Superintendence (SG/CADE).