Policy Brief | Issue 2 | 24 January 2019
In its second Policy Brief, the Monopolies Commission speaks out against the re-expansion of the requirement for a Master Craftsman’s Certificate (Meisterzwang) to individual crafts that had been liberated from specific regulation in 2004.
- From a competition policy point of view, an expansion of the requirement for a Master Craftsman’s Certificate is undesirable as it would establish additional barriers for the entry to the market and to the professions.
- Ensuring quality and strengthening education in the crafts do not necessitate a Master Craftsman’s Certificate.
- Economic considerations prompt constitutional objections about interference with the freedom of profession.
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