The Polish Competition Authority imposes the biggest fine in its history on members of a cement cartel (Lafarge Cement)

The cement market in Poland and main proceedings The market for grey cement in Poland is shared between several former state-owned companies. This market structure, inherited after centrally planned economy, was subsequently preserved by international entities, which had acquired local cement plants in the course of privatization of the national cement industry. Following a survey carried out between 2003 and 2006 on the condition of competition in the cement industry in Poland, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) instigated in 2006 proceedings against members of a cement cartel. Two members of the cartel, Lafarge Cement S.A (Lafarge) and Górażdże Cement S.A. (Górażdże) applied for fine immunity under the leniency programme. Supported by the data gathered in the

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Tomasz Kozieł, The Polish Competition Authority imposes the biggest fine in its history on members of a cement cartel (Lafarge Cement), 8 December 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 30198

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