The Turkish Competition Authority imposes administrative monetary fine on a major paint supplier for resale price maintenance and exclusive distribution (DYO)

This case summary aims to shed light on the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) DYO Decision [1], whereby the Board imposed an administrative fine of TL 21,036,866.58 to DYO Boya Fabrikaları Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“DYO”), a major paint supplier in Turkey, on the ground that DYO has violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of the Competition (“Law No. 4054”) by way of resale price maintenance and exclusive distribution. In the DYO Decision, the Board evaluated that exclusive distribution practices of DYO could not benefit from the block exemption granted under Block Exemption Communiqué No. 2002/2 on Vertical Agreements (“Communiqué No. 2002/2”). Additionally, the Board concluded that resale price maintenance and exclusive distribution practices of DYO could not benefit from an

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  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Fırat Eğrilmez, The Turkish Competition Authority imposes administrative monetary fine on a major paint supplier for resale price maintenance and exclusive distribution (DYO), 15 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 105759

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