The European Commission settles a cartel in the washing powder industry fining two of the three participating companies and granting full immunity to the first informing about price coordination and other market stabilization strategies adopted (Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Henkel)

European Commission: Settlement Decision adopted in Washing Powder Cartel* On 13 April 2011, the European Commission adopted a decision settling a cartel case involving major European producers of washing powder: Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Henkel. This is the third cartel settlement in a year, following the decisions in the DRAM and animal feed cases. The cartel concerned the market for household laundry powder detergents in eight EU Member States. Procter & Gamble and Unilever were fined for a total of € 315 200 000,

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European Competition Network Brief, The European Commission settles a cartel in the washing powder industry fining two of the three participating companies and granting full immunity to the first informing about price coordination and other market stabilization strategies adopted (Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Henkel), 13 April 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 36554

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