The OECD holds a roundtable on refusals to deal

Executive summary, by the Secretariat 1. From the issues paper, the country submissions, and the discussion at the roundtable, the following points emerge: (1). The term “refusal to deal” (or “refusal to supply”) describes a situation in which one firm refuses to sell to another firm, is willing to sell only at a price that is considered “too high” , or is willing to sell only under conditions that are deemed unacceptable. It is widely accepted that non-dominant firms have a right to choose with whom they deal. Every day, in the ordinary course of business, all firms must make decisions whether or not to deal with another firm – whether the other firm is a downstream distributor or retailer, an upstream supplier, or a joint-venture partner. A firm might cease a trading relationship with

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on refusals to deal, 1 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 85671

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