Turkey’s Competition Board sets the rules for online sales restrictions

September 2023 – Turkey’s Competition Board (the "Board") rendered two significant decisions last year concerning online sales restrictions that provide a view forward for many undertakings. In its decisions, the Board scrutinised the commitment packages offered by BSH and Arçelik, two of the major small and large household appliances manufacturers in Turkey.

The investigations against the companies (the “Investigations”) concerned whether Arçelik and/or BSH violated Article 4 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) by preventing their authorised resellers from selling online and/or interfering with resellers’ resale prices. The Board accepted the commitment packages, which Arçelik and BSH revised after an initial review of the Board, and thus closed the Investigations with respect to the online sales restrictions contemplated by Arçelik and/or BSH.

Associates Orçun Horozoğlu and Merve Zeynep Aydaş from our Istanbul office have put together an in-depth overview of the matter.

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BSH and Arçelik Turkeys Competition Board Sets the Rules for Online Sales Restrictions

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