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22 March 2021 I Briefing

Switzerland Extends Prohibition of Abuse of Market Position to Relative Market Power and Prohibits Geo-Blocking

Switzerland introduces the concept of relative market power into its competition law. The main purpose of this amendment is to force foreign suppliers to supply Swiss customers abroad at the (more favourable) local market conditions. A further purpose is to extend the rules, which so far applied to dominant companies only, to companies with relative market power, i.e. a substantially larger group of companies. Furthermore, geo-blocking is prohibited.

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