The Indian Competition Authority fines battery manufacturers’ cartel after a 6-year investigation including 2 leniency applications (Eveready Industries India / Indo National / Panasonic Energy India / Association of Indian Dry Cell Manufacturer)

CCI Penalizes Batter Manufacturers' Admitted Cartel - Decised Its Second Leniency Case* Competition Commission of India (CCI) by an order dated 19 April 2018, in its second decision on a leniency application, has awarded a 100 (One Hundred) per cent reduction in penalty to the leniency applicant, Panasonic Energy India Co. Ltd (“Panasonic”) in a case involving a hard- core cartel in respect of zinc carbon dry batteries in India. The cartel involved price co-ordination in the entire distribution chain, limiting and controlling of production and supply as well as allocation of markets. Background The inquiry was initiated by the CCI pursuant to leniency application filed by Panasonic under the Leniency Regulations. The leniency applicant submitted that Eveready Industries India Limited

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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition Authority fines battery manufacturers’ cartel after a 6-year investigation including 2 leniency applications (Eveready Industries India / Indo National / Panasonic Energy India / Association of Indian Dry Cell Manufacturer), 19 April 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2018, Art. N° 87867

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