UC Workbook

ICN Unilateral Conduct Workbook

The ICN Unilateral Conduct Workbook is a compilation of the approaches used by ICN Members to analyse unilateral conduct. Each chapter explores techniques and approaches to various aspects of unilateral conduct, often by specific type of conduct. The workbook is based on the Group’s conduct work, recommended practices on dominance, and reports on the objectives of unilateral conduct laws, assessment of dominance, and state-created monopolies.

Competition enforcement systems differ across jurisdictions. In this regard, the Manual does not represent a comprehensive guide for the enforcement of laws concerning unilateral conduct. Rather, it is intended to be a reference tool for agencies to enable them to evaluate and benchmark their own approaches. The Manual includes practical discussions and tips based on member agency practices. 

Links to chapters:

  1. Objectives of Unilateral Conduct Laws

  2. Assessment of Dominance/Substantial Market Power

  3. Predatory Pricing Analysis 

  4. Exclusive Dealing/Single Branding

  5. Tying and Bundling


Developing additional workbook chapters -- on the analytical framework for evaluating unilateral conduct and forms of conduct as well as remedies -- will remain a key focus of the group moving forward.