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Preventing abuse of market power

When a dominant company exploits its market power in a way that hurts competition in the marketplace, the Competition Act may be enforced. This includes situations where the dominant firm or firms have the ability to set prices above competitive levels and engage in business practices that are intended or likely to reduce competition.


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Abuse of market power

Dominant firms engaging in acts that harm competitors and significantly lessen competition.

Abuse of dominance

When a dominant company engages in acts that harm competitors and lessen competition.

Exclusive dealing, tied selling and market restrictions

Restrictive practices used by suppliers place conditions on the supply of a product that lead to, or could cause, decreased market competition.

Refusal to deal

When buyers cannot obtain product supplies under usual trade terms and their business is affected.

Price maintenance

When a supplier prevents a customer from selling products below a minimum price.

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