Competition laws (known in the United States as antitrust laws), generally prohibit agreements with competitors that unreasonably restrict competition, such as:
- Fixing or controlling prices
- Dividing or allocating customers, bids, markets or territories
- Limiting the sale or production of products and services
- Refusing to sell to particular customers or to buy from particular vendors
- Sharing competitive information
Express agreements as well as informal understandings between competitors may constitute illegal agreements prohibited by antitrust laws.
CA Technologies Worldwide Antitrust/Competition Policy requires employees to be particularly careful not to engage in any conduct that could even give the appearance of an antitrust violation. Most importantly, in any contacts with competitors—for instance, at trade association meetings—you must not discuss pricing policy, contract terms, sales, costs, profits, product plans, production levels and capacity, or any other confidential information.