​Office hours

Mon-Thu: 8h - 14h
Fri: 8h- 12h
You can hand in written submissions to the BWB office during office hours.

Customer service

Mon- Thu: 9h- 16h
Fri: 9h- 14h
During these times you can call us. Of course appointments outside of these times are also possible, if arranged beforehand.

Means of fax and e-mail

Submissions to the BWB via

1. email up to a size of 10 MB solely to the general address wettbewerb@bwb.gv.at

  1. 2. Such via telefax solely to +43 (0)1 587 42 00

will be introduced legally effective.

Submissions that are submitted outside of office hours and transmitted to receiving devices of the BWB, this also applies if they are already in the area of disposition of the BWB, will be brought in and reached as soon as office hours reopen. The sender bears the risks associated with the transmission (i.e. transmission error, loss of document, etc.).

"Competition-law easily explained" - BWB-Guideline "Viewpoint of vertical price maintenance"

Final Version

Federal Competition Authority has completed the work on the guideline "Point of view of vertical Price agreements. The final version is now ready to download in german text. weiterlesen

The New Directive on Private Enforcement on EU Competition Law: the Way forward in its Implementation

BWB Soiree to take place on 6 November 2014 at the European Union House

On 6 November 2014, the first in a series of Competition Talks will take place: a soiree entitled "The New Directive on Private Enforcement on EU Competition Law: the Way forward in its Implementation". This workshop will bring together national and international experts to discuss the recently-approved EU Damages Directive. The workshop offers the possibility of discussing the implementation of the Directive through national legislation. weiterlesen

BWB examines telecom sector

Significant price-increases

Due to negative developments, it became necessary to take the highly concentrated market more closely and undergo a thorough inspection. weiterlesen

EU-Commission suggests strengthening resources in the BWB

Notification to strengthen the position of national competition authorities

On 09.07.2014 the commission informed: "[…] the independence of the national competition authorities when fulfilling their tasks should be better secured and sufficient resource equipment should be ensured." Furthermore, competition authorities should be equipped with comprising effective investigation and decision authority. weiterlesen