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Finland: Relationship sours between top dairy firm, competition regulator

 |  July 2, 2014

Finland’s largest dairy company Valio remains at odds with the nation’s Competition and Consumer Authority after years of disagreements over Valio business practices reached its peak this week.

The regulator published an op-ed article on its website following its decision last month that found Valio guilty of abusing is market dominance. The findings followed an investigation, which was sparked by a complaint by Valio rival Aria.

The findings also followed 2012’s ruling to fine Valio for pricing products below market costs to squeeze out a rival.

Valio slammed the competition authority for the op-ed, btu the regulator denied that the post was slanderous against Valio, according to reports.

The dairy firm is currently in the process of appealing last month’s fine.

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