Restrictive trade practices

The size of a business, even one that dominates a particular market, is not necessarily a cause for concern. However, the law prohibits a company from using its market power in a way that hurts competition in the marketplace.


Services and information

Abuse of dominance

When a dominant business engages in activity that stops or substantially reduces competition in a market

Exclusive dealing, tied selling and market restrictions

Learn how restrictions imposed by one entity can affect the way another entity conducts its business

Refusal to deal

Get to know the criteria that makes refusing to sell to another business illegal

Price maintenance

Get to know the criteria that makes price maintenance illegal in certain circumstances

Cases and outcomes

A searchable table of the Bureau’s public investigations, their status, and their outcomes dating back to 2015.