The Turkish Competition Authority revokes the block exemption granted to distribution contracts in the non-alcoholic beverages sector (Coca-Cola)

By its decision dated 10 September 2007, the Turkish Competition Board (hereinafter referred as “CB”) revoked the block exemption granted to distribution contracts of Coca-Cola Turkey (hereinafter referred as “CCI”) in take-home and on-premise channels in relation to the carbonated soft drinks (hereinafter referred as “CSD”) market. Market definition The CB stated that commercial beverages cover non-alcoholic beverages commercialized in the market. The non-alcoholic beverages market is divided into two sub-markets: (a) Non carbonated soft drinks market and (b) CSD market. Non carbonated soft drinks are divided into five sub-markets: (a1) bottled water, (a2) fruit juice/nectar/fruit aromatic drinks, (a3) ice tea, (a4) sports drink, (a5) energy drink. CSD [1] are divided into four

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Ercüment Erdem, The Turkish Competition Authority revokes the block exemption granted to distribution contracts in the non-alcoholic beverages sector (Coca-Cola), 10 September 2007, e-Competitions September 2007, Art. N° 19842

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