Competition: Commission publishes a call for tender to conduct an ex-post evaluation of the assessment of entry, expansion and imports in past merger decisions

© European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service© European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

The European Commission has published an open call for tender to conduct an ex-post merger evaluation study. The main objective of the study is to evaluate, with the benefit of hindsight, the extent to which the Commission’s forward looking assessment of future market developments performed in a sample of past merger decisions materialised ex-post. The study will evaluate a sample of 15-25 significant merger decisions adopted between 2012 and 2018, in which the Commission’s assessment or the parties’ arguments about entry, expansion, or increased imports from outside the EU played an important role. The ex-post evaluation will be based on desk research, interviews and surveys. The final report is scheduled for 2023.