Predator: The First Encounter

Title sounds like a sequel to the well known sci-fci movie serie but it’s not. It’s about a competition law case. According to the recently announced UN RO RO decision, TCA has encountered its first predator since it was established in 1997.

As it seen from the announced short decision (detailed one yet to be declared) TCA has ruled that the UN RO RO (an international maritime transportation company) imposed predatory pricing over the Pendik (İstanbul-Turkey) – Marseille (France) line and consequently excluded its rival -UND DENİZ- from the market. TCA fined UN RO RO for 841.199,70 TL, roughly 365.000 Euros (% 0,04 of its net sales).

Being the very first TCA decision on the subject, detailed decision is waited to form a frame for the predatory pricing analysis.

PS: Right before the UN RO RO decision TCA had dealt with another predatory pricing case involved Turkish Airlines but Authority had not found any infringement of the law.

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