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Singapore: Asia Pacific Breweries to axe exclusivity practice after probe

 |  October 28, 2015

Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore has agreed to stop supplying draught beer to retail outlets on an exclusive basis after it was investigated by the Competition Commission of Singapore.

The CCS said in a statement on Wednesday that it had acted on complaints, adding: “The outlet-exclusivity practice had prevented retail outlets from selling draught beers from competing suppliers and restricted the choices of draught beers available to retailers and consumers.”

Under competition laws here, a dominant firm is prohibited from preventing or impeding its competitors from competing effectively through exclusive business practices.

In its investigation, the CCS obtained information on the beer market in Singapore from retailers and beer suppliers.

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