The Italian Administrative Court of First Instance annuls the NCA’s decision fining 15 shipping agents’ firms and two trade associations for a cartel at the port of Genoa (Servizi di Agenzia Marittima)

With the judgment published on 15 January 2013, the Italian administrative court of first instance with jurisdiction on antitrust cases (TAR Lazio) annulled the Italian Competition Authority's (ICA) decision fining 15 firms and two trade associations for taking part in a cartel whose aim was to fix the fees charged by the shipping agents of the port of Genoa. Introduction With the judgment published on 15 January 2013 [1], the TAR Lazio (i.e. the Italian administrative court of first instance with jurisdiction over antitrust cases) annulled the ICA's decision [2] fining 15 shipping agents and two trade associations for being part of a cartel involving the fixing of prices for certain agency services (so-called "fixed duties" in relation to the preparation and issuance of documents,

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  • Robur Siena

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Andrea Zulli, Andrea Bozza, The Italian Administrative Court of First Instance annuls the NCA’s decision fining 15 shipping agents’ firms and two trade associations for a cartel at the port of Genoa (Servizi di Agenzia Marittima), 15 January 2013, e-Competitions January 2013, Art. N° 52731

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