The European Commission fines six companies a total of € 11.95 M for fixing the price and sharing the market for zinc phosphate (Britannia Alloys & Chemicals, Dr Hans Heubach, James M. Brown, Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques, Trident Alloys, Waardals Kjemiske Fabrikke)

"Commission adopts eight new decisions imposing fines on hard-core cartels 7. The zinc phosphate market-sharing and price-fixing cartel"* Following-up on two Decisions adopted earlier in the year 2001 (Decisions SAS-Maersk and Graphite electrodes, both adopted on 18 July 2001: see Competition Newsletter 2001, Issue n°3), the Commission adopted during the second semester of 2001 eight new Decisions under Article 81(1) of the Treaty and (in most cases) Article 53(1) of the EEA Agreement, imposing heavy fines on a string of hard core cartels. The products concerned by the illegal market-sharing and price-fixing agreements ranged from vitamins and food additives (citric acid) to financial services (currency exchange charges) and from beverage products (beer) to paper and chemicals (sodium

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Maarit Lindroos, François Arbault, The European Commission fines six companies a total of € 11.95 M for fixing the price and sharing the market for zinc phosphate (Britannia Alloys & Chemicals, Dr Hans Heubach, James M. Brown, Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques, Trident Alloys, Waardals Kjemiske Fabrikke), 11 December 2001, e-Competitions December 2001, Art. N° 36972

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