The Turkish Competition Authority finds that optimum price system of the multinational producer of hygiene, health and home care products does not amount to resale price maintenance, but its non-competition clauses do not benefit from block exemption (Reckitt Benckiser)

This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that optimum price system of the multinational producer of hygiene, health and home care products, Reckitt Benckiser, did not amount to resale price maintenance, but its non-competition clauses lasting up to three years in its distribution agreements did not benefit from the exemption provided for in the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Communique 2002/2. Background Having started its operations in Turkey in 1987, Reckitt Benckiser is a multinational company active worldwide in markets for hygiene, health and home care products with various well-known brands. The investigation was initiated upon complaint where the complainant(s) alleged that Reckitt Benckiser used resale price

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority finds that optimum price system of the multinational producer of hygiene, health and home care products does not amount to resale price maintenance, but its non-competition clauses do not benefit from block exemption (Reckitt Benckiser), 27 September 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 64207

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