(iv) Customer or supplier boycotts

It is prohibited for a group of competitors to agree to refuse to do business with one or more customers or suppliers to the extent that it would disrupt the latter from conducting business in a market.

For example, the following agreements between competitors are prohibited:

  • Not to supply to certain customers;
  • Not to purchase from certain suppliers;
  • To make the supply or purchase of goods subject to certain mutually agreed conditions.

Instructions to a supplier or customer to behave in these ways is equally prohibited if such instructions are coordinated with competitors.