The Turkish Competition Board publishes its reasoned decision on the preliminary investigation on the allegations that a white goods manufacturer restricted online sales of its dealers (BSH)

This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) BSH decision (22.08.2017; 17-27/454-195). The Board reviewed the allegations put forward by Ersan Pazarlama Tic. Ltd. Şti. (“Ersan Pazarlama”) against BSH Ev Aletleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“BSH”). The Board assessed the allegations that BSH restricted online sales of its dealers and decided that there was no need to initiate a full-fledged investigation. With that said, the Board decided to task the Presidency of the Competition Authority to send a written opinion under Article 9(3) of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”), indicating that BSH should avoid practices that can distort or create a distorting effect on competition. The Board also decided to withdraw the block exemption

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

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru, The Turkish Competition Board publishes its reasoned decision on the preliminary investigation on the allegations that a white goods manufacturer restricted online sales of its dealers (BSH), 22 August 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2017, Art. N° 85653

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