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Abuse of a dominant position

Anti-competitive business practices (including improper exploitation of customers or exclusion of competitors) in which a dominant firm may engage in order to maintain or increase its position on the market. see definition forcompetition Law prohibits such behaviour, as it damages true competition between firms, exploits consumers, and makes it unnecessary for the dominant see definition forundertaking to compete with other firms on the merits. Article 82 of the EC Treaty lists some examples of abuse, namely unfair pricing, restriction of production output and imposing discriminatory or unnecessary terms in dealings with trading partners.
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