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Message from the President of the Board
Since its creation in 2003, the Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência - AdC) has promoted competition as a public good, as enshrined in the Portuguese Constitution and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
The Portuguese Competition Authority has carried out its mission to enforce competition rules and to promote a culture of competition owing to the dedication of previous Boards and all of its staff.
In just a few years, the performance of the AdC allowed to significantly improve competition in the Portuguese economy, which led to better quality and lower prices of goods and services for citizens. By way of example, I would note the significant changes steered by the AdC in the sector of notaries and pharmacies.
These results were achieved by leadership and colleagues with a strong sense of rigor, perseverance and professional ethics. These qualities give me confidence in the future of the AdC, the institution which I am honoured to preside over since 28 November 2016.
For my mandate, I am committed to tackling the challenge of pursuing the path of excellence in public service, seeking to consolidate the AdC as an institution of reference at national and international level. The AdC will reinforce the promotion of competition among businesses and public administration. It will remain independent and transparent, consistent in its procedures, effective and deterrent. In order to achieve this objective of deterrence, reinforcing investigative capacity is clearly essential.
The results of the activity of the AdC will continue to promote a true competitive environment, contributing to economic development, innovation and consumer welfare.
Margarida Matos Rosa
The Portuguese Competition Authority will host the 2017 ICN Annual Conference which gathers competition agencies and experts from over 120 jurisdictions.
The event will take place in the city of Porto. In the 2016 ICN Annual Conference in Singapore, we invited all members of the network to join us in Porto next year.
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The Portuguese Competition Authority is recruiting 4 Economists specialized in Competition.
Applications are open until 10 February 2017.
Interested parties should consult the Recruitment Notice published
News and events
Portuguese Competition Authority published final Report identifying the main constraints to competition in the public passenger transport services by car hire
AdC opens in-depth investigation into the SIBS / Unicre Assets proceeding
Portuguese Competition Authority dismantles cartel of paper envelopes
The Portuguese Competition Authority adopted a decision wich renders legally binding the commitments offered by the Portuguese Psychologists Association.
The Court of Appeal gives reason to the AdC, determining the lifting of the suspension of the "Banking Proceedings"
Portuguese Competition Court rules in favor of the Portuguese Competition Authority against ANF group
Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court upheld Portuguese Competition Authority’s fine on Peugeot Portugal
The Portuguese Psychologists Association offers commitments to the Portuguese Competition Authority
The Portuguese Competition Authority sends Statement of Objections to CTT – Correios de Portugal S.A.
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