Many types of agreements between competitors can enhance competition and benefit the economy. However, certain agreements can significantly harm competition and are against the law.
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Learn to recognize and prevent criminal offences like price-fixing, market allocation, restricting supply, and bid-rigging.
Learn how to report suspected wrongdoing, and the protections available to you as a whistleblower or as a participant in an illegal agreement.
Learn about the programs that offer immunity from prosecution or lenient treatment to those who cooperate with the Bureau’s investigations.
Learn how competitors can collaborate without harming competition, and how the Bureau reviews agreements under the civil (non-criminal) provisions of the Competition Act.
Learn how the Bureau investigates price-fixing and protects competition in the gasoline sector.
Use our interactive online tool to gain an early warning about potential risks of bid-rigging, as well as mitigation strategies to minimize those risks.
Instances of illegal agreements and their outcomes