Guidelines for Business

Our guidance helps businesses to understand their obligations under law and promotes a culture of compliance

Geo-blocking: What you need to know

Date: 10/12/2018

Download our Geo-blocking business guide Geo-blocking is the practice, by online traders, of using technology to restrict access to online cross-border sales for reason …

Bid-rigging: What you need to know

Date: 01/10/2018

This guide is intended to help you spot some tell-tale signs of bid-rigging or collusive tendering, as well as practical advice on what you can do to prevent bid-rigging and what to do if you suspect that it has happened.

Textile Labelling Regulations

Date: 11/05/2016

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is responsible for enforcing the legislation in respect of textile labelling i.e. European Union (Textile Fibre Names and Related Labelling and Marking of the Fibre Composition of Textile Products) Regulations 2012 [S.I. No. 142 of 2012].

Consortium Bidding

Date: 23/04/2015

The guide is aimed at making it easier for SMEs to access procurement opportunities. It was developed to assist businesses who want to join together to form a consortium to submit a joint tender for a public contract.


Date: 20/11/2014

Hotel and guesthouse owners should be aware of their obligations to consumers and ensure they comply with particular regulations relating to their trade.

Electrical Appliances: Pricing and Recycling Guidance

Date: 07/11/2014

Retailers have legal obligations regarding the actual prices, previous prices and recommended prices of their goods. These prices must be stated truthfully, and it …

Car Rental

Date: 04/10/2014

Whenever a consumer hires a vehicle from you, they enter into a contract with you. The contract’s terms and conditions spell out the rights …

Guidance on Pay-TV Exclusivity in Apartment Developments

Date: 14/09/2014

The Competition Authority (predecessor of the CCPC) conducted a detailed investigation into the agreements entered into between builders and pay-TV providers in apartment blocks. The Authority formed the view that these agreements were not likely to breach competition law if they were not longer than five years in duration.


Date: 23/08/2014

If you are a hairdresser or a barber, you must run your business in accordance with the relevant regulations. There are laws for the …

Guidance on preferred repairer arrangements in the insurance sector

Date: 19/08/2014

Preferred repairer arrangements involve insurance companies entering into agreements with service providers to repair, restore or replace a car or building when an insurance claim is made.

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