TCA released the draft Communiqué on Specialization Agreements and the draft Guidelines for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements.

TCA released the drafts of Communiqué on Specialization Agreements and of Guidelines for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements on its web site and announced that any contribution are welcomed until 30th November 2012 to duzenleme@rekabet.gov.tr.

Draft Communiqué on Specialization Agreements (Turkish)

Draft Guidelines for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements (Turkish)

Adoption of a secondary legislation as to the horizontal cooperation agreements is an eagerly awaited development in Turkish competition law since the TCA has been constantly criticised by the EU Commission in its Proggress Reports for Turkey in recent years (See here on page 52, here on page 62, and here on page 54).