Investigation concerning Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Concluded (27.10.2017)

The investigation conducted to determine whether Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. abused its dominant position by means of complicating its competitors’ activities in vodka and gin markets was concluded.

 As a result of the discussion of the file by the Competition Board on 25.10.2017, it was decided that Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.’s behavior in gin and vodka markets violated article 6 of the Act no 4054. However, taking into account the facts that Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.’s practices in question have the same nature as its behavior, which was regarded as a violation in the raki market and imposed administrative fines according to the decision of the Competition Board dated 16.02.2017 and numbered 17-07/84-34, were conducted at the same period, and formed a unity as a part of the general strategy of the undertaking, the Board decided that it was not necessary to impose new administrative fines.

Click here for the text of the pronouncement (in Turkish) dated 25.10.2017 and numbered 17-34/537-228, the reasoned decision for which will be notified later and which can be appealed before Ankara Administrative Courts.