n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - Developing a methodology for assessing restraints within dual-distribution systems in competition law complaints in South Africa

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



Determining how dual-distribution systems should be categorised in competition law complaint analysis has been an issue that competition authorities worldwide have grappled with. Disseminating products by way of a dual-distribution system creates conceptual difficulties as it is a relationship which has both vertical and horizontal dimensions. As the Competition Commission is becoming increasingly vigilant and effective in prosecuting complaints in South Africa, this is an issue that local competition authorities also have to consider with greater frequency.

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