The Competition Commission of Singapore issues first proposed infringement decision in relation to an international cartel (Ball and roller bearings manufacturers)

On 16 December 2013, the CCS issued a media release stating that a Proposed Infringement Decision (the “PID”) had been issued against four Japanese bearings manufacturers and their Singapore subsidiaries (the “Parties”) pursuant to the Singapore Competition Act, Chapter 50B (the “Act”). The CCS has provisionally found that both the parent and subsidiary companies had infringed section 34 of the Act (the “Section 34 Prohibition”) by participating in anti-competitive agreements as well as exchanging confidential price-sensitive information in relation to ball and roller bearings sold to customers in Singapore. This is the first time that the CCS has proposed to issue a decision in relation to agreements between multinational companies and in respect of an agreement which has been made outside

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Kirstie Nicholson, The Competition Commission of Singapore issues first proposed infringement decision in relation to an international cartel (Ball and roller bearings manufacturers), 16 December 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 65334

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