March 1, 2021
Online world and e-commerce have become an integral part of our lives and in recent years, new sales channels such as online platforms and online marketplaces have emerged. Against this background, governing restrictions imposed on such new sale channels is vital. Indeed, competition authorities across the world, especially in the European Union and Turkey, are currently carrying out various examinations and adopting new regulations in relation to restriction of online sales. When the recent examinations and legislative amendments are evaluated, most favoured customer clauses (in which a supplier ensures its customer that it shall not offer a more advantageous offer to another customer) which are increasingly adopted by online platforms, stand out as practices that are closely monitored and scrutinized by various competition authorities.
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