The EEA Competition Act of 1992 (repealed)

Act No. 110 of 27 November 1992 relating to Competition Rules in the EEA Agreement etc.

Section 1 Regulations
The King may issue regulations for implementation and enforcement of the competition rules in the EEA Agreement and the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice.

Section 2 Procurement of information
All are required irrespective of any duty of secrecy to give the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court the information these authorities may demand in accordance with the EEA Agreement, the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice or regulations issued pursuant to Section 1. A time limit may be set for when the information shall be given.

The Norwegian Competition Authority may demand corresponding information.

All shall irrespective of any duty of secrecy, within the framework of the EEA Agreement, have a right to reply to inquiries from the EC Commission and the EC Court of Justice.

Section 3 Investigation
In connection with investigation carried out by the EFTA Surveillance Authority or the Norwegian Competition Authority in accordance with regulations issued pursuant to Section 1, the Act relating to Competition in Commercial Activity Sections 6-1 and 6-2 shall apply accordingly.

The EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EC Commission may be present at and participate in investigation carried out by the Norwegian Competition Authority within the framework of the EEA Agreement.

The Norwegian Competition Authority and the EC Commission may be present at and participate in investigation carried out by the EFTA Surveillance Authority within the framework of the EEA Agreement.

Section 4 Exceptions from duty of secrecy
Irrespective of the statutory duty of secrecy Norwegian authorities may give the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EC Commission all information that is necessary for enforcement of the competition rules in the EEA Agreement.

Section 5 Fines and period penalty payment
The EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court may impose fines on undertakings, associations of undertakings or physical persons for intentional or negligent infringement of Article 53, 54 or 57 of the EEA Agreement, the provisions of Annex XIV of the EEA Agreement, the provisions of Protocol 4 of the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice, or of any decisions made pursuant to the said provisions.

The authorities referred to in the first paragraph may also determine a period penalty payment for the implementation of decisions made pursuant to the provisions referred to in the first paragraph.

Section 6 Entry into force. Amendment of other Acts
The Act enters into force from the date on which the EEA Agreement enters into force for Norway.

When this Act enters into force, the following amendments shall be made to Act No. 86 of 26 June 1992 relating to Enforcement and Provisional Security (the Enforcement Act):

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