The Competition Authority’s mission is to ensure compliance with the competition rules in Portugal. The Authority follows the most recent principles on creating European anti-trust regulatory institutions and has substancial independence with regard to the government and other state bodies. It envisages itself as being a centre of excellence in competition matters in Portugal, fulfilling its role as a partner institution in the European network of Competition Regulators.
The Authority has regulatory, supervisory and disciplinary powers to:
Moreover, it’s complementary functions will be to:
The Authority has regulatory powers on competition over all sectors of economy, including the reglated sectors, the latter in coordination with the relevant sector regulators