A dominant position exists when a firm has substantial market power. In general, market power exists where a firm does not face sufficiently strong competitive constraints and is able to profitably sustain prices above competitive levels or to restrict output or quality below competitive levels.
Generally, as an indication, a firm with market share of 60% or above is likely to indicate that it has a dominant position. However, high market share alone may not be indicative that a firm is dominant; similarly, low market share alone may not be indicative that a firm is not dominant. CCCS will also take into consideration other factors, such as entry barriers, the degree of innovation, product differentiation, buyer power and other relevant factors, when considering whether a firm is dominant. CCCS's assessment in a case will depend on its specific facts and circumstances.