The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the information exchange scheme proposed by an online platform for failing to fulfill the individual exemption requirements (IMDER)

On January 24, 2020, Türkiye İş Makinaları Distribütörleri ve İmalatçıları Birliği (“IMDER”), an association of undertakings active in distribution and production of construction equipment, applied to the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) for a negative clearance or an individual exemption with respect to an information exchange scheme between the members of the association. The scheme concerns the exchange of reports related to their business activities through an online platform, namely Imderonline. The scope of the information to be exchanged includes (i) sales amounts of new construction machines (ii) sales amounts of used construction machines and (iii) rental data of used construction machines of the IMDER members, altogether corresponding to 95% of undertakings

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  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the information exchange scheme proposed by an online platform for failing to fulfill the individual exemption requirements (IMDER), 19 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 100832

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