Competition Board fines 11 MDF producers TL 271 million

According to the announcement posted on the Competition Authority’s website, MDF and particle board marketThe Law for the Defense of Competition, by increasing the price, discriminating between customers, stipulating the purchase of another product to supply a requested product, hindering the activities of resellers due to connection practices and refusing to supply and distribute . of wood raw materials assigned to the sector by the General Forest Directorate by the Association of MDF and Particle Board Industries, and the alleged violation of article 4 of the Competition Protection Law was completed.

The Board of Directors decided that the companies violated this law by agreeing between them.

39 million 87 thousand 333 lira to AGT Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ, Çamsan Ordu Ağaç San. see Tic. AŞ, 9 million 132 thousand 746 TL, Divapan Entegre Ağaç Panel San. Tic. AŞ 5 million 496 thousand 456 TL, Kastamonu Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ 91 million 523 thousand 988 TL, Orma Orman Mahsulleri Entegre San. see Tic. AŞ 10 million 180 thousand 552 TL, Teverpan MDF Levha Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ 13 million 601 thousand 881 TL, Kronospan Orman Ürünleri San. see Tic. AŞ, 9 million 441 thousand 35 TL, Gentaş Decorative Surfaces Industry and Trade Inc. 3 million 351 thousand 934 TL, Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayii AŞ 21 million 431 thousand 778 TL, Yıldız Entegre Ağaç San. see Tic. AŞ 67 million 632 thousand 920 lire and Yıldız Sunta Orman Ürünleri Sanayi Tesisleri İth. Ihr. see Tic. It was decided to impose an administrative fine of TL 181.30 on AŞ.

Thus, a total of 271 million 61 thousand 670 Turkish lira fines were imposed on 11 companies.

The Board, which is under investigation, was designated as Çamsar Entegre Orman Ürünleri San. Tic. and peace. AŞ, Çamsan Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ and the Association of Particle Board and MDF Industries decided that there is no need for administrative fines.

The aforementioned sanctions were applied to the gross annual income of the companies, which were established at the end of the 2020 financial year and were determined by the Board of Directors.

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