The impact of the blockade in creating and strengthening dominant positions that may violate the competition law in Qatar

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Hetham Abu Karky , Basem M. Melhem

Abstract

The features of the effects of the blockade imposed by some countries on the State of Qatar have begun to show. One of these effects is the results of the land, sea and air blockade from the disruption of the flow of goods and products to the State of Qatar in order to disrupt the markets, unload them of products, and spread panic among citizens and residents. Undoubtedly, the cessation of the transaction of goods and products “from” and “through” the blockading states may contribute to reducing the resources received by the Qatari market and will reduce the chances of competition. This will lead to creating or strengthening the presumptions of establishing dominant positions that may be contrary to the competition law if these dominant positions were abused. Thus, the fundamental role played by the blockade in creating and strengthening dominant positions must be clarified, while highlighting the role to be taken by the competition authorities in the State of Qatar to prevent the misuse of these positions in contravention of the Qatari law of Protection of Competition and Prevention of Monopolistic Practices.

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Keywords

Blockade
State of Qatar
Competition
Dominant positions
Monopoly

Section
Articles in Arabic
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