The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading strikes down finding of abuse of dominance in the market of cereals while briefly reviewing State aid issue (Federated Mills)

Federated Mills plc, an undertaking importing wheat, and selling processed flour to retailers in Malta, requested the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Director), to submit for review to the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Commission'), in terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act [1] (hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA'), her decision to prevent the undertaking from increasing the price of flour supplied to traditional Maltese bread bakers in Malta. The impugned decision of the Director followed an investigation triggered by her becoming aware that Federated Mills plc had decided to increase again the price of flour largely supplied to bakers for the production of traditional Maltese bread. The previous increase in

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