The Turkish Competition Authority's Sector Inquiries: Past and Current Sector Inquiries Reviewed
Turkish Commercial Law Review, Vol.1, No.1, February 2015
10 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 2015
The increasing use of sector inquiries by competition agencies, including the Turkish Competition Authority, is a result of the fact that sector inquiries reveal the competitive dynamics of a given sector much better than the traditional competition law enforcement means. Pursuant to its competition advocacy policy, the Turkish Competition Authority has so far conducted eight sector inquiries ranging from automotive to natural gas sectors, and four more inquiries are underway. While doing so, the Turkish Competition Authority observes the market research practices of its counterparts. However, conducting sector inquiries raises a number of problems such as costs and procedural transparency. This article reviews the competition law sector inquiries and provides a set of suggestions to improve sector inquiry procedures used in Turkey.
Keywords: Turkish Competition Authority, Sector Inquiry, Competition Law
JEL Classification: K21, L40, L44
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