The Spanish Competition Authority fines an association in the canned food industry for implementing a collective recommendation of prices for the sector (ANFACO, Conserveras)

On 31 March 2010, the Council of the Spanish Competition Commission (hereinafter “the Council”, “the NCC”) imposed a fine of € 100,000 on the Natonal Canned Food Association (“Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas y Mariscos”) (“ANFACO”, “the Association”) for implementing a collective recommendation which had as its object the coordination of the canned food producers’ behaviour in the market. According to the NCC, the Association sought to induce a common behaviour within the canned food sector in relation to the need of passing on to end consumers the price increases of metal (the main component of cans). The decision of the Council is the first resolution published in relation to the anticompetitive practices that the NCC has recently been investigating in this industry (especially

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

Quotation

Casto Gonzalez-Paramo, Sara Salvador, The Spanish Competition Authority fines an association in the canned food industry for implementing a collective recommendation of prices for the sector (ANFACO, Conserveras), 31 March 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Exchange of information in associations of undertakings, Art. N° 36122

Visites 925

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues