Marginal note:Jurisdiction of Tribunal where refusal to deal
75 (1) Where, on application by the Commissioner or a person granted leave under section 103.1, the Tribunal finds that
(a) a person is substantially affected in his business or is precluded from carrying on business due to his inability to obtain adequate supplies of a product anywhere in a market on usual trade terms,
(b) the person referred to in paragraph (a) is unable to obtain adequate supplies of the product because of insufficient competition among suppliers of the product in the market,
(c) the person referred to in paragraph (a) is willing and able to meet the usual trade terms of the supplier or suppliers of the product,
(d) the product is in ample supply, and
(e) the refusal to deal is having or is likely to have an adverse effect on competition in a market,
the Tribunal may order that one or more suppliers of the product in the market accept the person as a customer within a specified time on usual trade terms unless, within the specified time, in the case of an article, any customs duties on the article are removed, reduced or remitted and the effect of the removal, reduction or remission is to place the person on an equal footing with other persons who are able to obtain adequate supplies of the article in Canada.
Marginal note:When article is a separate product
(2) For the purposes of this section, an article is not a separate product in a market only because it is differentiated from other articles in its class by a trademark, proprietary name or the like, unless the article so differentiated occupies such a dominant position in that market as to substantially affect the ability of a person to carry on business in that class of articles unless that person has access to the article so differentiated.
Marginal note:Definition of trade terms
(3) For the purposes of this section, the expression trade terms means terms in respect of payment, units of purchase and reasonable technical and servicing requirements.
(4) In considering an application by a person granted leave under section 103.1, the Tribunal may not draw any inference from the fact that the Commissioner has or has not taken any action in respect of the matter raised by the application.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-34, s. 75
- R.S., 1985, c. 19 (2nd Supp.), s. 45
- 1999, c. 2, s. 37
- 2002, c. 16, s. 11.1
- 2014, c. 20, s. 366(E)
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