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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dominance with 15 Percent of Market Share?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has proposed amendments to its Trade Act (antitrust law).  According to its press release:

     Currently FAS Russia has developed some amendments to the Trade Act, changing the market
     dominance threshold for trading organizations from 35% to 15%. Also it will introduce special
     collective dominance thresholds.

I am unaware of any country with a dominance threshold as low as 15 percent.  Is this a new low for what a "dominant" firm might be?

HT to Charles Hoffman of Axinn Veltrop.

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It seems they want to (re)impose price regulations and in order to do so lower the market share. Election season in Russia

Posted by: Estland | Nov 5, 2007 1:09:16 AM

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