Costa Rica: Competition Commission Penalizes Companies

The Commission to Promote Competition has sanctioned with a vertical boycott 22 car distributors and 5 other state suppliers for tender rigging.

Monday, August 25, 2014

From a statement issued by the Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM):

COPROCOM SANCTIONS BUSINESSES WITH VERTICAL BOYCOTT AGAINST INS - FILE No. 07-2009

The Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM), by Vote No. 33-2013, has sanctioned 22 companies engaged in the import and marketing of new vehicles and their spare parts.

The COPROCOM found that the companies involved in the investigation made agreements to put pressure on the National Insurance Institute (INS by its initials in Spanish), in order to force them to act in a specific way. Conduct punishable under Article 12, paragraph e) of the Law on Promotion of Competition and Effective Consumer Protection.



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