The remit of competition issues
The FCCA secures economic competition by addressing restrictive practices forbidden on the basis of the Competition Act and Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union such as cartels and abuse of dominane.
The FCCA will also intervene in corporate acquisitions exceeding the turnover limit if they essentially prevent effective competition in the Finnish market or a substantial part of it, particularly if the reason for this is an attempt to establish or strengthen market dominance.
In addition, the FCCA has the authority to intervene – under conditions and restrictions provided by law – in public sector business activities in the provision of goods or services if the proceedings used or structure of operations prevent or distort competition in the market (competitive neutrality).
The remit of consumer issues
In the remit of consumer issues, the Consumer Ombudsman supervises the compliance with the Consumer Protection Act and several other laws enacted for the protection of consumers. This supervision targets specifically conformity to law of marketing, contractual terms and condition, and collection of debts.
Consumer Ombudsman's supervision tasks
The remit of consumer protection also includes supervision of package travel organisers. The FCCA maintains a register of package travel organisers operating in Finland and supervises the securities they have lodged as collateral at the FCCA.
Supervision of package travel organisers