Monday, October 27, 2008

Canadian Competition Bureau Seeks Comments on Draft Trade Associations Bulletin

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

According to a press release, the Canadian Competition Bureau seeks public comments on its Draft Information Bulletin on Trade Associations.

The purpose of the Bulletin is to provide information and guidance on how the Competition Act could apply to activities conducted by trade associations and their members that may raise concerns under the Act. It also provides an overview of the key provisions which could apply to these activities, and best practices that trade associations can adopt in order to avoid contravening the Act.

This Bulletin is part of the Bureau’s ongoing commitment to the development of enforcement and educational tools aimed at increasing the transparency and predictability of the Bureau’s application of the laws under its jurisdiction.

Interested parties are invited to provide comments by e-mail, fax, or regular mail no later than January 23, 2009 to:

Glenn Elder
  Senior Competition Law Officer
  Competition Bureau
  50 Victoria Street
  Gatineau, Quebec
  K1A 0C9
  Fax: (819) 953-1877
  E-mail: glenn.elder@cb-bc.gc.ca

Submissions will be posted on the Bureau’s Web site unless it is specifically requested that they be kept confidential.

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