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The EU General Court confirms the Commission decision fining twelve participants in a PVC cartel and rejects claims on procedural errors (Limburgse and others)

THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE GENERALLY CONFIRMS THE COMMISSION DECISION FINING 12 PVC PRODUCERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN ILLEGAL CARTEL* However, the Commission fines totalling 19 250 000 euros are reduced in respect of three undertakings In October 1983, following investigations conducted in the polypropylene sector, the Commission of the European Communities opened a file concerning polyvinylchloride (`PVC'). In March 1988, the Commission initiated proceedings against 14 PVC producers which resulted in the adoption of a decision by the Commission on 21 December 1988 penalising those 14 producers for infringement of the Community prohibition on cartels. The Court of First Instance, by judgment of 27 February 1992, and the Court of Justice, by judgment on appeal of 15 June 1994,

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General Court of the European Union, The EU General Court confirms the Commission decision fining twelve participants in a PVC cartel and rejects claims on procedural errors (Limburgse and others), 20 April 1999, e-Competitions April 1999, Art. N° 93748

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