The Serbian Competition Authority fines two leading dairy food companies for abusing their dominant position on the raw milk market (Mlekara / Imlek)

On 24 January 2011 the Serbian Competition Authority (KZK) [1] fined the two leading dairy food companies Mlekara and Imlek (both controlled by Danube Foods Group BV) for the abuse of joint dominant position on the market for purchasing the raw milk from the dairy farms. For each of the two companies the fine for the competition law infringement was calculated as 1,92% of the annual turnover in 2006: RSD 51.262.576 (approx EUR 491.264) for Mlekara and RSD 254.885.759 (approx. EUR 2.438.596) for Imlek. In setting the amount of the fine the KZK applied the principles laid down in its Fining Guidelines: the gravity and duration of the infringement and attenuating circumstances such as cooperation of the parties [2]. The above fines were based on the KZK's

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Serbian Competition Authority fines two leading dairy food companies for abusing their dominant position on the raw milk market (Mlekara / Imlek), 24 January 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2011, Art. N° 34252

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