​Anticompetitive Behaviours


2. Abuse of Dominance and Monopoly


Three broad categories of abusive behaviour can be identified under this category:
    1. foreclosure behaviour, whereby the dominant incumbent prevents the entry to the market of new competitors − for instance, exclusive dealing arrangements;
    2. predatory practices, whereby a dominant company attempts to force its competitors to exit the market, such as predatory pricing; and
    3. exclusionary conduct, whereby a dominant company uses its market power to discriminate between its suppliers or buyers, thus gaining an unfair advantage in order to extract abnormal conditions.
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