The EU Commission fines a Swedish-Swiss food packaging and processing company for abusing its dominant position in the sector for liquid and semi-liquid packaging (Tetra Pak)

The Commission fines Tetra Pak for abusing its dominant position in the sector for liquid and semi-liquid packaging* The Commission has taken a decision condemning the Tetra Pak group for abusing its dominant position, in breach of Article 86 of the EEC Treaty, in the market for liquid and semi-liquid packaging machinery and cartons. Tetra Pak, a Swiss-based company of Swedish origin, is the world's largest supplier of liquid packaging machinery and cartons, with a near- monopoly of the Community market for aseptic liquid packaging ("long- life" liquid products mainly preserved through UHT processing) and a considerable share of the Community market for non-aseptic packaging (used to store fresh liquids, often involving pasteurisation). In 1990, Tetra Pak had a consolidated turnover

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines a Swedish-Swiss food packaging and processing company for abusing its dominant position in the sector for liquid and semi-liquid packaging (Tetra Pak) , 24 July 1991, e-Competitions November 1991, Art. N° 104902

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