The EU Court of Justice delivers four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in a cartel (Air freight cartel)

By way of background, in 2012, the European Commission adopted a decision in which it found that a number of undertakings had fixed pricing mechanisms and surcharges for a variety of freight forwarding services, which the Commission considered to amount to four distinct infringements of the EU competition law rules: (i) the “New Export System” cartel relating to customs pre-clearance; (ii) the “Advanced Manifest System” cartel relating to the advance transmission of data on shipped goods; (iii) the “Currency Adjustment Factor” cartel relating to currency risks associated with the Chinese renminbi; and (iv) the “Peak Season Surcharge” cartel relating to temporary rate adjustments at certain times of high demand. The

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Richard Burton, The EU Court of Justice delivers four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in a cartel (Air freight cartel), 1 February 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2018, Art. N° 86474

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