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Mexico: Competition watchdog issues new criteria for Market Concentration decisions

 |  May 19, 2015

Mexico’s Competition Commission has released a new set of technical criteria, which will be used to determine the existence of excessive market concentration using quantitative methodology. The new guidelines replace the formula used since 1998.

The new index, approved unanimously and already being used, will allow the agency to measure market concentration among every single economic agent in a given market by analysing sales valuations. The formula also allows the agency to model probable effects from these concentrations.

The index and its measurements will be used as auxiliary tools during early stages of investigation, but “at no point will they be the only elements used” when analysing market concentration./p>

Full content: La Jornada

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