With a view to improving its enforcement practice in merger control, the European Commission (EC) intends to evaluate whether its ex-ante assessments of future market developments, such as entry, expansion or imports, as set out in the EC’s merger decisions were correct.

Extended TitleCommission Assessment of Future Market Entry, Expansion and Imports in EU Merger Decisions
Extended Description

With a view to improving its enforcement practice in merger control, the European Commission (EC) intends to evaluate whether its ex ante assessments of future market developments, such as entry, expansion or imports, as set out in the EC’s merger decisions were correct.

The present study will evaluate significant and borderline merger decisions adopted between 2012 and 2018 in which Commission or parties’ assessments about entry, expansion, increased imports or the absence thereof were particularly important. The assessments in question must be reflected either in (part of) the Commission’s decision or in the arguments submitted by the parties with the aim of convincing the Commission to clear the case. The ex post evaluation will be based on desk research and interviews or surveys.

The number of decisions to be evaluated must fall within the 15-25 range, which would allow drawing broader policy conclusions and making recommendations for improving enforcement practice.

Deadline Date2021-09-15
Publication Date2021-06-24
CountryBelgium
Procurement StatusActive
TypeOpen procedure
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Value600000.00
OrganisationEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Competition (COMP)
AddressMadouplein 1
TownBrussels
Postal CodeB-1210
Class Code79311410
Class DescriptionEconomic impact assessment
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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