The Turkish Competition Authority fines auto expertise services providers for price fixing and supply cartel (Auto / Çözüm / Dyno Max...)

On 17 December 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced, on its website, the reasoned decision as a result of its investigation against certain auto expertise services providers in a province of Turkey (i.e. Gaziantep), unveiling a price fixing and supply cartel among the concerned service providers. [1] The findings of the case have once again proved that: small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) are more inclined to engage in such anti-competitive activities as well as the lack of knowledge and awareness on antitrust compliance [2]; and regardless of their restricted budgets, a corporate culture of compliance might be further promoted by the TCA through first prioritizing certain sectors and then ensuring the interiorization of antitrust rule among SMEs. The preliminary

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Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Caner Cesit, Alper Karafil, The Turkish Competition Authority fines auto expertise services providers for price fixing and supply cartel (Auto / Çözüm / Dyno Max...), 17 December 2020, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 98504

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