Notices and guidelines

 

The Authority has adopted a series of (non-binding) notices and guidelines on different aspects of the competition rules. These notices and guidelines take account of similar instruments adopted by the European Commission.


Currently applicable notices and guidelines:

  • Best practices guidelines (English)
  • Fines and leniency:
  1. Fines (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 314, 21.12.2006, p. 84 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 63, 14.12.2006, p. 44.
  2. Notice on immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases (English, GermanIcelandicNorwegian) OJ C 294, 3.12.2009, p. 7 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 64, 3.12.2009, p. 1.
  3. Notice on the conduct of settlement procedures in cartel cases (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)  
  1. De minimis (English) Adopted on 1 October 2014.
  2. De minimis (EnglishGermanIcelandicNorwegianOJ C 67, 20.3.2003, p. 20 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 15, 20.3.2003, p. 11.
  • Definition of the relevant market (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ L 200, 16.7.1998, p. 46 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 28, 16.7.1998, p. 3.
  • Co-operation:
  1. Co-operation within the EFTA Network of Competition Authorities (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 227, 21.9.2006, p. 10 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 47, 21.9.2006, p. 1.
  2. Co-operation with the Courts of the EFTA States (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 305, 14.12.2006, p. 19 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 62, 14.12.2006, p. 21.
  • Horizontal agreements
  1. Horizontal agreements (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian). Adopted on 23 May 2012.  
    OJ C 362, 12.12.2013 p. 3 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 69, 12.12.2013 p.1
  1. Horizontal agreements (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 266, 31.10.2002, p. 1 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 55, 31.10.2002, p. 1.
  • Vertical agreements:
  1. a) Vertical agreements in general (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 362, 22.11.2012, p. 1 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 65, 22.11.2012, p. 1. 

    b) Vertical agreements in general (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 122, 23.5.2002, p. 1 and EEA Supplement to the OJ No 26, 23.5.2002, p. 7.
  2. a) Licencing agreements for the transfer of technology (English) Adopted on 4 February 2015.

    b) Licensing agreements for the transfer of technology (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ L 259, 04.10.2007, p. 1. EEA Supplement to the OJ No 46, 04.10.2007 p. 1.
  3. Supplementary guidelines on motor vehicles (English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian)
    OJ C 307, 11.10.2012, p. 3.  EEA Supplement to the OJ No 57. 11.10.2012 p. 1.

The Commission's notices and guidelines are accessible via the website of the Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.

Please note that there is no guarantee that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only texts published in the Official Journal and the EEA Supplement thereto are authentic.

 




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