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Law No. 4054 of December 12, 1994, on the Protection of Competition, Türkiye

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Year of Version 2008 Dates Entry into force: December 13, 1994 Adopted: December 7, 1994 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Competition Notes The notification by Turkey to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The law prohibits agreements, decisions and concerted practices in restraint of competition, and abuse of dominant position.'

Dünya Ticaret Orgütü aşağıdakileri bildirdi:
'Kanun, rekabeti önleyecek anlaşma, karar ve uyumlu uygulamaları ve hakim durumun kötüye kullanılması yasaklar'.


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Law No. 4054 of December 12, 1994, on the Protection of Competition PDF HTML Turkish 4054 sayılı Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun PDF HTML
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Communiqué on the Increase of the Lower Thresholds for Administrative Fines Specified in Paragraph 1, Article 16 of Act No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition, to be valid until 31/12/2011 (Communiqué No. 2011/1) (TR125)
Guidelines on Remedies Acceptable by the Turkish Competition Authority in Merger/Acquisition Transactions (TR129)
Guidelines on Undertakings Concerned, Turnover and Ancillary Restraints in Mergers and Acquisitions (TR130)
Communiqué No. 2010/4 Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board (TR115)
Communiqué on an Increase in the Lower Limit of the Administrative Fine Provided for in Article 16, paragraph one of the Act on Protection of Competition No. 4054, valid until 31/12/2010 (TR126)
Communiqué on Hearings Held vis-à-vis the Competition Board Communiqué No. 2010/2 (TR116)
Communiqué on the Regulation of the Right of Access to the Files and Protection of Trade Secrets Communiqué No. 2010/3 (TR117)
Guidelines on the Implementation of Technology Transfer Agreements on Articles 4 and 5 of Competition Law No. 4054 (TR135)
Regulation on Active Cooperation Cartels (TR127)
Regulation on Fines to Apply in Case of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions Limiting Competition and Abuse of Dominant Position (TR128)
Block Exemption Communiqué in Relation to the Insurance Sector (Communiqué No. 2008/3) (TR118)
Guidelines on Certain Subcontracting Agreements between Non-Competitors (TR132)
Guidelines on the Definition of Relevant Market (TR131)
Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements Amended by the Competition Board Communiqué No. 2003/3, Communiqué No. 2002/2 (TR122)
Communiqué on an Amendment to the Communiqué No. 1997/1 on the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for Authorization of the Competition Board, and on Abolition of Communiqués No. 1997/2 and 1997/6; Communiqué No. 2006/2 (TR119)
Guidelines on the Voluntary Notification of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions of Associations of Undertakings (TR133)
Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements and Concerted Practices in the Motor Vehicle Sector Communiqué No. 2005/4 (TR120)
Block Exemption Communiqué on Research and Development Agreements No. 2003/2 (TR121)
Guidelines on the Explanation of the Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements No. 2002/2 (TR134)
Communiqué on the Conclusion of the Organization of the Competition Authority No. 1997/5 (TR124)

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