reciprocal dealing

Definition of "reciprocal dealing"
  1. A scenario that could potentially break antitrust laws, where a more economically powerful entity decides to purchase an item from a vendor on the condition that the vendor also buys something back
How to use "reciprocal dealing" in a sentence
  1. When the retail giant agreed to stock the small manufacturer's goods only if the manufacturer would also carry the giant's in-store brand, it became a case of reciprocal dealing.
  2. Government agencies became concerned with reciprocal dealing after a car company insisted that their suppliers also purchase parts from them.
  3. Despite its appeal, reciprocal dealing can often lead to unfair practices, as seen when a tycoon with significant market share forced a niche entrepreneur into a reciprocal arrangement.

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