Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
The OECD has published Refusals to Deal.
ABSTRACT: The term “refusal to deal” describes a situation in which one firm refuses to sell to another firm, or is willing to sell only at a price that is considered “too high” or only under conditions that are deemed unacceptable. RTDs may harm competition by preventing entry that would have eroded or eliminated the dominant firm’s position. They may also restrict competition in markets where the dominant firm’s product is an input or a complement.