Argentina: Government announces “Commercial Loyalty” strategy against monopolies

Argentina: Government announces “Commercial Loyalty” strategy against monopolies

The Ministry of Domestic Trade of Argentina announced that it will launch a new regime of ‘Commercial Loyalty’ in order to prevent abuse or possible monopolistic behavior by large companies, giving this agency greater powers to sanction anticompetitive conduct and protect consumers.   The measure would bolster the struggle against dominant positions and the consolidation […]

Argentina: Esperan supermercados nuevo plan de Precios Cuidados

Argentina: Esperan supermercados nuevo plan de Precios Cuidados

El Presidente de Argentina, Mauricio Macri, anunciará el miércoles la ampliación del programa “Precios Cuidados”, que determinará los productos y precios de consumo alcanzados por esta medida de control de precios. Varios supermercados dicen estar esperando conocer cuales serán estos productos, pues aún desconocen la estrategia oficial, según reveló el Director Ejecutivo de la Asociación […]

Argentina: Antitrust regulator to probe steel company Acindar

Argentina: Antitrust regulator to probe steel company Acindar

Argentina’s antitrust regulator, the CNDC, announced on Tuesday, August 7, it will launch a probe into whether steel company Acindar had abused its dominant position in the market for long steel products, which are widely used by the construction industry. The CNDC stated that Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun instructed the agency to investigate after a […]

CPI Talks: Interview with Esteban Greco, Head of the Argentinian Competition Authority

CPI Talks: Interview with Esteban Greco, Head of the Argentinian Competition Authority

By CPI – A new era of Argentinian competition enforcement is underway with a new head of agency, new staff and new policies. Mr. Greco tells us in this interview what challenges he has faced since taking office, the first steps he made, what are the Commission´s priorities and more. Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about […]

Transition and Transformations in Latin American Competition Law and Policy: An Introduction

Daniel Sokol, Jul 14, 2010 Last year, Eleanor Fox and I published Latin American Competition Law and Policy. We attempted to fill a gap by editing a volume that examined how Latin American countries addressed competition law and policy, both at the country level and regionally. What emerged from the book was a picture of […]

Antitrust Enforcement in Argentina Under Stricter Judicial Scrutiny

Julian Pena, Jul 14, 2010 In the past couple of years, the courts have become increasingly stricter when reviewing decisions taken by the antitrust authorities in Argentina. Although historically the courts of appeals have sometimes overturned fines imposed by the antitrust authorities, in recent months different courts of appeals have questioned certain powers of either […]