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CNC fines produce packaging price-fixing cartel

 |  January 24, 2012

The Comisión Nacional de la Competencia has handed out multi-million Euro fines to Linpac, Groupe Guillin and ILPA for their part in a fruit and vegetable packaging price-fixing cartel from 1999 to 2007, with emphasis on the years 2000 to 2004. The CNC’s decision comes after an 18-month investigation that found price-fixing summits and bilateral contracts enforcing the conspiracy.

ILPA has filed an appeal with the competition authority, claiming that their presence in the market in the period was only marginal.

Source: Food Production Daily


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