Competition Bureau seeks comments on its draft Price Maintenance guidelines

March 20, 2014 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau today published its draft Enforcement Guidelines — Price Maintenance (Section 76 of the Competition Act) for public consultation.

The draft Price Maintenance Guidelines describe the Bureau’s general approach to enforcing section 76 of the Competition Act, including with respect to common business practices, such as minimum resale pricing, manufacturer-suggested resale pricing and minimum advertised pricing.

The issuance of these draft Guidelines supports the Bureau’s Action Plan on Transparency, which aims to promote the development of a more cost-effective, efficient and responsive agency, while providing Canadians with more opportunities to learn about the Bureau’s work.

Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the draft Guidelines by email, fax, or regular mail no later than June 2, 2014, to:

Matthew Kellison, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Competition
Civil Matters Branch
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9
E-mail: Matthew.Kellison@canada.ca
Fax: 819-953-8546.

Responses will be posted on the Bureau’s website, unless it is specifically requested that they be kept confidential.

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