The Tenth Administrative Court of Ankara annuls the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority in a case regarding concerted practices between cement producers on the ground that the required standard of proof was not met (GOLTAS Cement)

The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) had found that six cement producers operating in the Aegean Region of Turkey entered into a concerted practice to allocate certain geographical regions amongst themselves and to collectively raise the prices of cement products during the time period starting from January-March 2013 and ending in October-December 2014 [1]. The relevant decision of the TCA was significant because the TCA was not able to find evidence of any contact between the said undertakings with respect to market allocation or collective price increase and relied on economic data. The TCA mainly compared the market structure

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Bahadır Balkı, The Tenth Administrative Court of Ankara annuls the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority in a case regarding concerted practices between cement producers on the ground that the required standard of proof was not met (GOLTAS Cement), 2 February 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2018, Art. N° 86449

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