The Autorité de la concurrence contributes to the work of the G7: publication of a Compendium
The Autorité de la concurrence participates in the work of the G7 of competition authorities chaired this year by Germany. In this context, it has taken part in the production of the "Compendium of Approaches to Improving Competition in Digital Markets" (hereinafter the "Compendium"), published today by the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority. This initiative was launched in 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom.
The Compendium's contributions
The Compendium is the result of works led by the German Presidency of the G7 on the subject of competition in digital markets. It identifies and compiles the decision-making and advisory practice in the digital economy of the competition authorities of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States), the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition and the competition authorities of four invited countries (Australia, India, South Africa and South Korea).
The collection of experiences of each is structured around four areas:
- The responses of competition authorities to competition concerns raised by digital markets (decisions, opinions, sector enquiries or technical studies)
- The expertise development of the competition authorities on digital issues
- The legislative reform proposals at national or European level
- The importance of cooperation at national and international level
The Compendium is an informative and useful tool for all competition authorities, regulators, policy makers and digital market players around the world.
The Compendium, to learn more
The Compendium is published on the margins of the G7 Digital Competition Enforcers Summit in Berlin on 11-12 October 2022, which brings together the heads of competition authorities from the G7 countries and the European commission. The Autorité de la concurrence welcomes this achievement, which comes three years after the publication of the "Common Understanding of G7 Competition Authorities on Competition and the Digital Economy" in 2019 under the French Presidency of the G7.
For more information, the press release and the text of the Compendium are available here.