The European Commission imposes fines against fresh bananas suppliers for operating a cartel in eight EU Member States (Dole / Chiquita / Wiechert / Del Monte)

"The banana cartel decision"* On 15 October 2008, the Commission adopted a prohibition decision against Dole, Chiquita, Weichert and Del Monte for operating a cartel for fresh bananas [1] in eight EU Member States. The Commission imposed fines totalling €60.3 million on Dole, Weichert and Del Monte. Dole, Chiquita and Weichert participated in a single and continuous infringement of Article 81 of the EC Treaty for three years from January 2000 to December 2002. Del Monte is held jointly and severally liable for the fine imposed on Weichert as it controlled Weichert at

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Vita Juknevičiūtė, Bjarke List, The European Commission imposes fines against fresh bananas suppliers for operating a cartel in eight EU Member States (Dole / Chiquita / Wiechert / Del Monte), 15 October 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2008, Art. N° 35130

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