AdC is an independent administrative agency whose purpose is to defend competition, to the benefit of citizens. For the fourth year in a row, it’s one of the top 20 Competition Authorities around the world.
Margarida Matos Rosa
Maria João Melícias
Miguel Moura e Silva
Priorities for 2022
- Continue to defend the Portuguese economy from anticompetitive behavior, prioritizing the most harmful behavior, such as cartels. Keep a strong focus on investigating behavior which, in current circumstances, has a more detrimental impact to households and firms;
- Investigate, through the AdC’s digital task force, strong evidence of abuse, namely by exclusion, and collusion in digital ecosystems;
- Considering current tensions and disruptions in supply chains, contribute to their normal flow, namely by combating anticompetitive behavior;
- Embed competition considerations in current efforts by policy-makers, so as to contribute to a resilient and innovative economic recovery: one that is structurally beneficial to consumers and firms.
- Promote open labor markets which convey more opportunities to workers and which preserve incentives to innovate;
- Continue to communicate the benefits of competition policy to stakeholders, prioritizing outreach initiatives with a stronger impact in a structurally more innovative and competitive economic recovery.
AdC in numbers
From 2017 to 2021, the Competition Authority’s activity led to numerous decisions and recommendations that contributed to economic development and consumer welfare.
decisions on anticompetitive practices
decisions on merger control
sector enquiries, opinions and recommendations
*last update: 4th quarter 2021