Competition Law No. 21 of 1996 (English)

Romania

(amended through 2003)

Competition Law No. 21 of 1996 is aimed at protecting, maintaining, and stimulating competition to the benefit of consumers in Romania. It is organized in the following manner:

  • General Provisions;
  • Anticompetitive Practices; 
  • Economic Concentrations;
  • The Competition Council;
  • The Procedure of Preliminary Investigation and Decision-Making;
  • Sanctions; and
  • Common and Final Provisions. 

This law was amended by Law No. 184 of 2004, Law No. 538 of 2004, and Law No. 237 of 2007. None of these amendments are reflected in the unofficial English translation of the law. The 2004 amendments are reflected in the Romanian version of the law which can be found under “Other Language Versions,” but Law No. 237 of 2007 is unavailable in any language.