State Investigated for Anti-Competitive Practices

In Costa Rica an investigation has been launched against the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Company of Heredia for anticompetitive practices in the market of digital technologies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC):

October, 2016. The Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM) a body under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) has opened an investigation against the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Company of Heredia (ESPH) for anticompetitive practices.

On August 11, the Costa Rican Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (ICE) filed a complaint with COPROCOM against these two public institutions for unfair practices in the market of digital technologies

According to the act of notification issued by the COPROCOM and delivered to CAMTIC on October 4, a preliminary investigation will be made against the companies to which ESPH may be outsourcing in order to meet contractual obligations.



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