The EU Court of Justice dismisses appeals against General Court judgment in Spanish raw tobacco cartel case (Alliance One International and Cetarsa)

On 12 and 19 July 2012, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down its judgments dismissing in their entirety appeals brought by Compañía Española de Tabaco en Rama (“Cetarsa”), Alliance One International Inc. (“AOI”), and Standard Commercial Tobacco Co. Inc. (“SCTC”) against the General Court’s (“GC”) rulings in the Spanish raw tobacco cartel case, as well as a counter-appeal brought by the European Commission in connection to the two latter appeals. In its decision of 20 October 2004, the Commission imposed fines totalling over € 20 million on five companies active in the Spanish raw tobacco processing market for their involvement in a price-fixing and market-sharing cartel between 1996 and 2001. The Commission also imposed symbolic fines on a number of associations of

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Richard Burton, The EU Court of Justice dismisses appeals against General Court judgment in Spanish raw tobacco cartel case (Alliance One International and Cetarsa), 19 July 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2012, Art. N° 58296

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