CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – EUROPEAN UNION – FINES – MONO-PRODUCT – ANNULMENT

Mono-product: The General Court of the European Union rules in the North Sea shrimps cartel that the European Commission must state in its decision the criteria for setting the different reduction rates applied when it decides to reduce the fines imposed to several undertakings due to the ‘mono-product’ nature of their activities (Stührk Delikatessen Import)

Dans l’affaire du cartel des crevettes de la mer du Nord, la Commission avait considéré que plusieurs entreprises avaient enfreint l’article 101 TFUE, sur les marchés belge, allemand, français et néerlandais des crevettes grises du Nord, par des pratiques, constitutives d’une infraction unique et continue, de fixation des prix et d’échange d’informations commerciales sensibles. À ce titre, elle avait infligé des amendes, dont le calcul, classique en application de ses lignes directrices, l’avait toutefois amenée à procéder à d’importantes réductions forfaitaires, en

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Ludovic Bernardeau, Mono-product: The General Court of the European Union rules in the North Sea shrimps cartel that the European Commission must state in its decision the criteria for setting the different reduction rates applied when it decides to reduce the fines imposed to several undertakings due to the ‘mono-product’ nature of their activities (Stührk Delikatessen Import), 13 July 2018, Concurrences Review N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88161, p. 108

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