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Report information on antitrust violations to the Bundeskartellamt anonymously

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

You can send the Bundeskartellamt anonymous information on possible violations of antitrust law and receive feedback.

You can use the whistleblower system (BKMS) to provide the Bundeskartellamt with information, in particular

  • illegal agreements between competitors,
  • illegal agreements between suppliers and customers,
  • abuse of a dominant market position.

Your contact details will not be recorded and you will remain anonymous. Once you have submitted your report, you can set up a protected personal mailbox. You can also use this mailbox to stay in contact with the Bundeskartellamt anonymously. This is usually very helpful for processing the case.

Via the mailbox

  • you will receive feedback from the Bundeskartellamt,
  • can answer any questions you may have and
  • you will be informed about the progress of your notification.

Process flow

You can enter your report online on the website of the whistleblowing system (BKMS):

  • Select the topic on which you wish to provide information and then enter your information. This is done via a free text field and via specific questions with selection fields (yes/no/no information). You can also attach a file (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.) up to 2 megabytes (MB) in size to your report. Your contact details will only be recorded if you provide them voluntarily.
  • Once you have sent your notification, the Bundeskartellamt can retrieve and check your notification stored in the BKMS.
  • You will receive a reference number as proof that your notification has been successfully entered in the BKMS.
  • You also have the option of setting up a protected, personal mailbox after submitting your report. You can use this mailbox to communicate anonymously with the Bundeskartellamt. You choose your own user name and password. You can use the mailbox to receive feedback from the Bundeskartellamt, answer any questions you may have and stay informed about the progress of the case.
Requirements

none

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

When you send your notification, the Bundeskartellamt usually confirms receipt of your notification on the next working day.

The Bundeskartellamt usually needs between 1 and 6 weeks to examine and process your notification.

Legal basis
Applications / forms

Forms: no
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: no
Personal appearance required: no

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWi)

Professionally released on

21.12.2021

Teaser

You can send the Bundeskartellamt anonymous information on possible violations of antitrust law and receive feedback.

Process flow

You can enter your report online on the website of the whistleblowing system (BKMS):

  • Select the topic on which you wish to provide information and then enter your information. This is done via a free text field and via specific questions with selection fields (yes/no/no information). You can also attach a file (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.) up to 2 megabytes (MB) in size to your report. Your contact details will only be recorded if you provide them voluntarily.
  • Once you have sent your notification, the Bundeskartellamt can retrieve and check your notification stored in the BKMS.
  • You will receive a reference number as proof that your notification has been successfully entered in the BKMS.
  • You also have the option of setting up a protected, personal mailbox after submitting your report. You can use this mailbox to communicate anonymously with the Bundeskartellamt. You choose your own user name and password. You can use the mailbox to receive feedback from the Bundeskartellamt, answer any questions you may have and stay informed about the progress of the case.

Requirements

none

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

When you send your notification, the Bundeskartellamt usually confirms receipt of your notification on the next working day.

The Bundeskartellamt usually needs between 1 and 6 weeks to examine and process your notification.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Forms: no
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: no
Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWi)

Professionally released on

21.12.2021

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