The Turkish Competition Board holds as not abusive a refusal to supply in the glass market (Anadolu Cam)

By its decision dated 5 June 2007, the Turkish Competition Board (Hereafter “CB”) examined the allegations of a glassware retail shop, Solmaz Mercan (“SM” or “Complainant”) stating that Anadolu Cam is violating Article 6 of the Act on the Protection of Competition n° 4054 (“Act n° 4054”) by abusing its dominant position through applying heavy limitations on supply of goods to SM since 2002. SM alleges that the mentioned limitation places them at a competitive disadvantage against Pasabahce, which is a group company of Anadolu Cam. Market definition The CB underlined that the glass package sector produces glass packages in several sizes and colors for food, water, beverage, mineral water, beer, vine, alcoholic drinks, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. In other words, the glass package

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Ercüment Erdem, The Turkish Competition Board holds as not abusive a refusal to supply in the glass market (Anadolu Cam), 5 June 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2007, Art. N° 14344

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