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Abuse of a dominant position
A company can restrict competition if it is in a position of strength on a given market. A dominant position is not in itself anti-competitive, but if the company exploits this position to eliminate competition, it is considered to have abused it.
- charging unreasonably high prices
- depriving smaller competitors of customers by selling at artificially low prices they can't compete with
- obstructing competitors in the market (or in another related market) by forcing consumers to buy a product which is artificially related to a more popular, in-demand product
- refusing to deal with certain customers or offering special discounts to customers who buy all or most of their supplies from the dominant company
- making the sale of one product conditional on the sale of another product.