On 12 May 2020, the South African Competition Commission (the Commission) published its enforcement policy on the new buyer power provisions of the South African competition regime. In the buyer power guidelines (the Guidelines), the Commission has revealed an expansive approach to dominant buyers under these provisions. As a result, as recently seen under the Covid-19 price regulations, the Commission is targeting a wide range of businesses that would not normally be considered as dominant under the Competition Act. The buyer power provisions were adopted last year as part of a package of wide-ranging and sweeping reforms to the South
The South African Competition Authority publishes its Buying Power Enforcement Guidelines and reveals an expansive approach to dominant buyers
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