The EU General Court upholds fine against cartelist in acrylic glass cartel appeal (ICI)

On 5 June 2012, the General Court dismissed an appeal brought by Imperial Chemical Industries (“ICI”) against a Commission decision fining ICI € 91 million in connection with the acrylic glass (PMMA) cartel. In the May 2006 decision under appeal, the Commission found that, between 1997 and 2002, Arkema (formerly Atofina), Degussa, ICI, Lucite and Quinn Barlo (formerly Barlo) agreed, fixed, and monitored target prices for the supply of acrylic glass in the EEA and exchanged relevant, commercially sensitive information. Acrylic glass is widely used in products such as cars, DVDs, lenses, household appliances, electronics, baths and showers. In its appeal, ICI claimed

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Richard Burton, The EU General Court upholds fine against cartelist in acrylic glass cartel appeal (ICI), 5 June 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Judicial review, Art. N° 58352

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