The Turkish Competition Authority finalizes its investigation conducted against six undertakings regarding price increases in the fertilizer industry, and provides a thorough analysis on the sector dynamics and the relevant market (Bagfaş / Ege / Gemlik / Gubretas / Igsas / Toros)

At the end of 2020, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) finalized its assessment on the investigation regarding the price increases in the fertilizer industry, conducted against six undertakings active in the fertilizer manufacturing market in Turkey to determine whether the relevant undertakings had violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054") (“Investigation”). [1] The investigated parties, Bandırma Gübre Fabrikaları A.Ş. ("BAGFAŞ"), EGE Sanayi A.Ş ("EGE"), Gemlik Gübre ("GEMLIK"), Gübre Fabrikaları T.A.Ş. ("GUBRETAS"), İstanbul Gübre Sanayi A.Ş ("IGSAS") and Toros Tarım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. ("TOROS") represented 80% of the industry. Published recently in April 2021, the decision contains some outstanding analyses on the sector dynamics and the relevant

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  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Sinem Ugur, Büşra Kirişçioğlu, The Turkish Competition Authority finalizes its investigation conducted against six undertakings regarding price increases in the fertilizer industry, and provides a thorough analysis on the sector dynamics and the relevant market (Bagfaş / Ege / Gemlik / Gubretas / Igsas / Toros), 26 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 101112

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