The Swiss Competition Commission joins the US DOJ, the EU Commission and other antitrust authorities in imposing fines to domestic and foreign freight forwarders (Kuehne + Nagel International, Panalpina Welttransport, Agility Logistics International, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post, Spedlogswiss)

Introduction After a five and a half years long investigation, the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) eventually joined US and EU antitrust authorities in sanctioning price fixing agreements related to a variety of fees charged to clients purchasing international freight forwarding services for cargo freight destined for air shipment to various countries [1]. The decision, announced in December 2012, has been recently published. That the Swiss COMCO stepped in is not particularly surprising considering the fact that two Switzerland based companies – Kuehne + Nagel International AG and Panalpina Welttransport AG – were already investigated and sanctioned by US and EU enforcers [2]. In addition, three foreign based forwarders, Agility Logistics International BV in Amsterdam, Deutsche

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Dominique Guex, The Swiss Competition Commission joins the US DOJ, the EU Commission and other antitrust authorities in imposing fines to domestic and foreign freight forwarders (Kuehne + Nagel International, Panalpina Welttransport, Agility Logistics International, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post, Spedlogswiss), 10 December 2012, e-Competitions December 2012, Art. N° 52238

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