The Polish competition authority fines three manufacturers of chemical products used in coal mining for price fixing, market sharing and bid-rigging (Minova Ekochem / Carbotech-Polonia / A. Weber / GSG Mining Systems / Schaum-Chemie Mikołów)

In 2011 the UOKiK Chairperson initiated exploratory proceedings regarding possible antitrust infringements in the market for the production and sale of chemical products used in coal mining. The UOKiK investigation was based on information passed to it by the prosecutor’s office regarding alleged bid-rigging practices in the sector. The preliminary investigation conducted by the UOKiK revealed that five Polish companies, i.e. Minova Ekochem S.A. (“Minova”), Minova subsidiary Carbotech-Polonia Sp. z o.o. (“Carbotech”), A. Weber Sp. z o.o. (“Weber”), GSG Mining Systems S.A. (“GSG”) and Schaum-Chemie Mikołów Sp. z o.o. (“Schaum”), might have breached the Polish Law on Competition and Consumer Protection (“LCCP”), by repeatedly meeting during the period of at least 2005-2010 to divide the market of

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Pawel Wanasz, The Polish competition authority fines three manufacturers of chemical products used in coal mining for price fixing, market sharing and bid-rigging (Minova Ekochem / Carbotech-Polonia / A. Weber / GSG Mining Systems / Schaum-Chemie Mikołów), 16 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 68821

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