The Turkish Competition Board rejects exclusivity allegations against a packaged chips producer (Frito Lay)

This case note analyses the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) Frito Lay decision, dated 12.06.2018 and numbered 18-19/329-163. The Board has recently published its reasoned decision regarding the preliminary investigation that was launched against Frito Lay Gıda San. Tic. A.Ş. (“Frito Lay”) upon the allegations of the complainant, who was a former sales chief of Frito Lay. In this regard, the Board assessed the allegations that Frito Lay had violated the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) through excluding its competitors and engaging in exclusivity practices. As a result of its preliminary investigation, the Board decided not to initiate a full-fledged investigation against Frito Lay in the relevant market, due to the lack of any finding supporting the

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Esra Uçtu, The Turkish Competition Board rejects exclusivity allegations against a packaged chips producer (Frito Lay), 12 June 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 88190

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