refusal to supply

refusal to supply

a business practice whereby a supplier acts to cut off supplies of his product to a distributor, either because the distributor has been found to be unsatisfactory in handling the product (i.e. failing to meet the terms of his CONTRACT), or as a means of coercing the distributor to accept such practices as EXCLUSIVE DEALING AND TIE-IN SALES. In the UK, a refusal to supply which is suspected of having detrimental effects on competition can be investigated by the OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING and the COMPETITION COMMISSION:

refusal to supply

a type of ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICE/RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICE whereby a seller deliberately withholds supplies to customers as a means of enforcing EXCLUSIVE DEALING, TIE-IN SALES, FULL-LINE FORCING and RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE. Under the COMPETITION ACT 1980, a refusal to supply can be investigated by the OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING and (if necessary) by the COMPETITION COMMISSION and prohibited if found to unduly restrict competition. See COMPETITION POLICY.
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The agreement also gives ADIB first refusal to supply escrow services on future projects developed by SDIC.
We have turned into such a power that other countries' refusal to supply (military) equipment would not undermine this power," Rezayee said in an interview with the state-run TV on Sunday night.
The Commission has thus held the pharmaceutical company, Lupin, to be in contravention of the provisions of Section 3(1) of the Act for its anti-competitive arrangement/understanding with KCDA, which led to a refusal to supply of drugs to M/s Maruti & Co.
Notably, the refusal to supply Dumanly and Karaca's lawyers with information as to the charges against them was a serious violation of their right to defend themselves.
He pointed out that the company informed the ministry of their refusal to supply the stipulated quantities through an official memorandum due to implementation difficulties.
In the EU, a refusal to supply, although not explicitly listed in Article 102 of the TFEU (which prohibits abuse of a dominant position), has been recognized as an abusive practice in the case law.
Which explains everything since: Obama's pinprick sanctions; his failure to rally a craven Europe; his refusal to supply Ukraine with the weapons it has been begging for.
It is unclear at this stage if the refusal to supply the requested equipment would hold up disarmament.
And that only fuelled the row over the IRB's refusal to supply a television match official to second-tier rugby nations.
CHIEF minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said she will seek the Prime Minister's intervention in resolving the dispute with Haryana over its refusal to supply water from the Munak canal.
2 in respect of the lay betting and refusal to supply phone billings, the panel imposed an 18-month disqualification for each offence, but decided the penalties would run concurrently from January 11, 2013, to July 10, 2014.
He also expressed his regrets over "NATO's refusal to supply Afghanistan with modern weapons necessary to fight its enemies.