COFECE Draft guide on Notifying Economic Concentrations Opened to Public Comment

May 7, 2015
COFECE Draft guide on Notifying Economic Concentrations Opened to Public Comment

On April 22, 2014, Mexico’s Antitrust Commission (COFECE for its Spanish acronym)published an Excerpt of the First Draft of the Guide to Notify Economic Concentrations in theOfficial Journal of the Federation. The Technical Secretary provides notice of thecommencement of the period for public comment for 30 business days after the date ofpublication so that interested person may present their comments to the draft to COFECE. Thepurpose of the Guide is to clearly explain the concepts, regulations and procedures associatedwith the notification of economic concentrations and, in effect, to facilitate the process of saidprocedures for notifying economic agents. The Guide is important because it is the first one to bepublished under the terms of the new Federal Antitrust Law passed on May 23, 2014. Once theperiod for public comment ends, COFECE will consider every comment received to make itsfinal adjustments to the Guide prior to the publication of its final version. The published draft ofthe Guide is available, in its entirety, on the COFECE portal (www.cofece.mx) under theFrequent Users, Public Comments section. Comments may be submitted directly to COFECE orsent via email to consulta-publical@cofece.mx.

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