22 June 2016
The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority FCCA has investigated the communications and other procedures of the Finnish Association of Funeral Services – which the Association was suspected of using to influence pricing by entrepreneurs in the funeral services business – and the use of other competitive tools.
To clarify the matter, the FCCA performed an investigation at the office of the Finnish Association of Funeral Services and heard companies operating in the business.
The FCCA's investigations identified no cause for further action. The FCCA gave advice to the Finnish Association of Funeral Services on the contents of competition legislation and issued instructions on what can constitute unlawful activities within an industry association. For example, industry associations may not intervene in free competition or the pricing practices of enterprises active on the market.
The proceedings in the matter have been terminated.
Further information: Research Officer Pekka Mattila, tel. +358 29 505 3324