Competition Bureau invites feedback on the draft of a practical guide regarding efficiencies in merger reviews

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March 20, 2018 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau has published a draft of a new guide to its assessment of efficiencies in merger reviews under the framework set out in section 96 of the Competition Act.

The Bureau previously published guidance regarding efficiencies when updating the Merger Enforcement Guidelines in 2011. Since then, the Bureau has gained additional experience conducting this highly complex analysis. As a result, this new document is intended to provide guidance on the practical aspects of the Bureau’s approach to analyzing efficiencies under the Act.

Interested parties are invited to provide their views on the guide no later than May 3, 2018 by completing the online form, or by sending them to the coordinates below:

Mergers Directorate
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9

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

The Bureau plans to release a concise summary of insights informed by these public comments in the near future.

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