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The Turkish Competition Authority issues an opinion letter regarding its preliminary investigation of a manufacturer of ceramic and granite product for restricting active and passive sales of its dealers outside their territory and for forcing consumers to purchase its products within their provinces (Qua Granit)

The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) published its reasoned decision regarding its preliminary investigation pertaining to the allegations that Hayal Seramik Yapı ve Ürünleri San. Tur. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Qua Granit”) violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) by way of restricting the active and passive sales of its dealers outside their territory and thus forcing consumers to purchase Qua Granit products within their provinces. As a result of its assessment, the Board unanimously decided to not initiate a full-fledged investigation, but to send an opinion letter to Qua Granit asking it to abstain from the relevant restrictive practices based on Article 9 of Law No. 4054. This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s

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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 Authority issues an opinion letter regarding its preliminary investigation of a manufacturer of ceramic and granite product for restricting active and passive sales of its dealers outside their territory and for forcing consumers to purchase its products within their provinces (Qua Granit), 26 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 95002

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