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Refusal to deal (also refusal to sell) is the practice of refusing or denying supply of a product to a purchaser, usually a retailer or wholesaler. The practice may be adopted in order to force a retailer to engage in resale price maintenance (RPM), i.e., not to discount the product in question, or to support an exclusive dealing arrangement with other purchasers or to sell the product only to a specific class of customers or geographic region.

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