The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission fines five condom and catheter suppliers for bid rigging in the public health sector after a four-year investigation into the latex industry (Galeno / Adex / Holiday de México / Trenkes / Dentilab)

On 8 February 2018, Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE or Commission) fined five condom and catheter suppliers 112 million pesos (approximately €4.91 million) for rigging bids in Mexico’s public health sector. Further statements of objections and decisions regarding bid rigging practices in the public health sector are expected this year, in the context of Cofece’s focus on the public healthcare sector. Following its four-year investigation into the latex industry, Cofece found that, in 2009, 2011 and 2012 it was agreed between Productos Galeno, Holiday de México and Trenkes (latex manufacturers part of Grupo Holy) and rival latex manufacturer Dentilab that

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  • Ritch Mueller (Mexico City)

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Marta Loubet, The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission fines five condom and catheter suppliers for bid rigging in the public health sector after a four-year investigation into the latex industry (Galeno / Adex / Holiday de México / Trenkes / Dentilab), 8 February 2018, e-Competitions February 2018, Art. N° 86629

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