The Turkish Competition Authority clears automotive companies of allegations of stockpiling and sensitive competitive information exchange

Introduction The automotive sector has been on the radar of the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) for a long time. In this sense, the TCA conducted an investigation (“Investigation”) regarding the allegations that some undertakings operating in the first-hand and second-hand automotive markets violated Law. No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Competition Law”) via stockpiling and increasing the vehicle prices together. The reasoned decision regarding the Investigation (“Decision”) [1] was recently published on the TCA’s official website. As a result of the Investigation, the Competition Board (“Board”) decided that as the parties to the Investigation did not stockpile and increase the vehicle prices together via exchanging competitively sensitive information in the relevant

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Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Mustafa Ayna, Selim Turan, Yüksel Talip Özbek, The Turkish Competition Authority clears automotive companies of allegations of stockpiling and sensitive competitive information exchange , 3 March 2022, e-Competitions March 2022, Art. N° 109040

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