The Turkish Competition Authority closes the investigation it launched ex officio into consumer electronics suppliers and retailers for exchange of information (Samsung / Gold)

This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that consumer electronics suppliers and retailers did not restrict competition by exchanging information with regard to price increases and decreases. Background Opened ex officio, the investigation examined the allegations that consumer electronics suppliers and retailers agreed, or engaged in a concerted practice, to restrict competition or maintained resale prices. The investigation was initially launched into Samsung Turkey and an electronics retailer, Gold, but the scope was later expanded to include LG Turkey and other electronics retailers, Bimeks, Teknosa and Vatan. Market Definition The market was not defined by the TCA in the

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  • University of Sussex (Brighton)

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority closes the investigation it launched ex officio into consumer electronics suppliers and retailers for exchange of information (Samsung / Gold), 7 July 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2015, Art. N° 76939

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