Guidelines for Business

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

Declaration and guidance on exclusive purchasing agreements for cylinder liquefied petroleum gas

Date: 11/04/2014

The Competition Authority Cylinder LPG Declaration has expired.


Date: 25/03/2014

The law and the licensing system in this area make a distinction between tour operators and travel agents. In general terms: A tour operator …

Guidance on Refusal to Supply

Date: 05/02/2014

A refusal to supply does not necessarily constitute a breach of the Competition Act 2002 (the Act). In general firms should be able to contract with parties of their choice; there is no compulsory requirement under law for a firm to supply.

Guidance on Consultant Medical Fees

Date: 03/02/2014

In 2006 the Competition Authority (predecessor of the CCPC) published a consultation document to determine the scope of guidance that could be provided in …

Complying with competition law: A guide for businesses and trade associations

Date: 01/06/2013

This guide aims to help you stay on the right side of competition law by providing some useful information on setting up a compliance programme.

Guide for the Domestic Waste Collection Sector

Date: 01/04/2013

As a permit-holding provider of domestic waste services, you need to be aware that the service you provide is a commercial practice and, as …

Your Business and Competition Law

Date: 01/10/2012

This guide aims to help you stay on the right side of competition law, help protect your business from anti-competitive conduct by others, help you to spot when others are engaging in anti-competitive behaviour and guide you if you suspect anti-competitive activity.

Guidance on Agreements between Competitors to Reduce Capacity

Date: 16/06/2011

This Guidance Notice provides guidance on the application of Irish/European competition law to businesses considering entering into agreements, or any form of co-ordination to reduce capacity in specific industries in Ireland.

If You Sell Products to Consumers

Date: 01/05/2011

If your business sells products to consumers, these transactions are covered by the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980. This legislation …

Bringing a Private Action for a Breach of Competition Law

Date: 01/03/2011

This guide is intended to give you some guidance as to when it might be appropriate for you to do bring a private action for a breach of competition law, and how to go about it.

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