Competition Bureau rescinds temporary guidance on competitor collaborations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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November 7, 2022 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau

Effective today, the Competition Bureau has rescinded the temporary guidance on competitor collaborations provided to businesses to support crisis response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The situation at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic may have called for the rapid establishment of business collaborations to ensure the supply of products and services that were critical to Canadians. In response, the Bureau had issued a statement recognizing these unprecedented circumstances.

The Bureau has determined that the exceptional conditions and challenges that led to this guidance are no longer applicable.

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