Therefore, competition law gives opportunity to small players to compete with the big players on a level playing field. Nevertheless, guidelines on abuse of dominance will usually indicate the market share threshold for companies presumed to be holding a dominant position.
Exclusive dealing — an attempt to interfere with freedom of buyers to buy from other suppliers, such as agreeing to supply a product only if a retailer does not stock a competitor's product.
One of the ways is through regulating the behaviour of a dominant player from abusing its market power, for instance by imposing unfair purchase and selling prices and trading terms. Price control is also important to prohibit profiteering especially on non-controlled items such as food and beverages among traders.
Therefore, the risk of double recovery is outweighed by the public interest in ensuring that anti-competitive behaviour is deterred and that those who suffer loss as a result are adequately compensated. Briefly, the law prohibits situations that tend to lessen, distort, or eliminate competition such as actions constituting an abuse of market dominance, competition restricting agreements, and deceptive marketing practices.
As a result, some amendments have been made to the Act. Electric charges, which are fixed by TNB, come under the purview of the Energy Commission; while internet comes under the purview of the Communication and Multimedia Commission. The Act contains several prohibitions to ensure that there is healthy competition in the local market such as prohibiting cartel and abuse of market power.
The most important of these to a consumer is likely to be acceptable quality. The Act prohibits deceptive marketing practices, in other words, any advertising or promotional material that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities, or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities.
This law guarantees that small players will be able to compete with big players on a level playing field. Pursuant to the First Schedule to the CAcommercial activities regulated under the following legislation are excluded: Price control is necessary to ensure that the price of essential goods such as sugar, flour and cooking oil is always at reasonable levels and is affordable.
The National Competition Council and the ACCC are both involved in registering agreement and assessing what is fair to owners, to public, to users. For example, small retailers may form a "buying association" in order to increase their buying power and further increase their competitiveness in the local market.
Commercial activity is defined in section 3 4 of the CA. A private company which is a party to an agreement may apply for an individual exemption from the Commission. Both these sectors are excluded from the application of the CA.
In the Act was amended to include a new Division 3 to Part VIIA providing a process for formal clearance and authorisation of mergers. These practices include, but are not limited to, reducing production or sales, unreasonable price increases, charging different prices to different customers without objective justifications, tieins that make the sale of goods or services conditional on the purchase of other goods or services, predatory pricing, refusing to deal, and boycotting or excluding any other undertaking from producing, distributing or selling goods, or providing any service.
However direct negotiation in most cases is only allowed where there are not many players in the market or when it involves highly confidential or security — related matters. The ACCC has in place an immunity policy, which grants immunity from prosecution to the first party in a cartel to provide information to the ACCC allowing it to prosecute.
The right of private action will increase the likelihood of such anti- competitive behaviour to be detected thus acting as an incentive for businesses to comply with the law.
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The Competition Act (CA or the Act) came into force on 1 Januaryafter a grace period of around 18 months. The CA has been hailed as one of the most significant pieces of commercial legislation ever passed by Parliament of Malaysia.
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The Competition Act, (CA ’10) is a state of the art modern law which gives the Competition Commission of Pakistan legal and investigative instruments and powers to engender free competition in all spheres of commercial and economic activity, enhance economic efficiency, and to protect consumers from anticompetitive behaviour.The competition act 2010