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High cost of living in the French overseas territories: the Autorité delivers its opinion

Published on July 04, 2019

Isabelle de Silva

Isabelle de Silva submitted the Autorité de la concurrence’s report on the functioning of competition in the French overseas territories to Ministers Annick Girardin and Agnès Runacher, last 4 July.

Given the important price differences with mainland France, the Autorité makes some twenty recommendations aimed at boosting competition in the French overseas territories. Among them, the Autorité gave thought to the objectives of dock dues and of the quality and price protection depending on the concerned territories.

The Government has already announced it will take up the proposals to ease online sale and improve price transparency.