The French Competition Authority fines three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering for cartel (Tarkett)

The Autorité has imposed sanctions totalling €302 million on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering, as a penalty for price fixing among other pratices.* Background Acting on information submitted by the Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the Autorité started proceedings ex-officio and, in 2013, conducted dawn raids in the floor coverings industry. The Autorité today published a decision sanctioning the three leading PVC and linoleum floor coverings manufacturers in France, Forbo, Gerflor and Tarkett, together with the relevant trade union, the SFEC (Syndicat Français des Enducteurs Calandreurs et Fabricants de Revêtements de Sols et Murs). The Autorité revealed three practices implemented by these

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering for cartel (Tarkett), 18 October 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2017, Art. N° 85041

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