The Irish Supreme Court refers a preliminary question to the ECJ on the validity of the rationalisation programme of a crisis cartel (Beef Industry Development Society - BIDS)

Background to the dispute All key players in the Irish Beef Industry benefited from support in the form of intervention pricing, private storage aid and export refunds under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) following Ireland's accession to the then EEC. Following the structural reform of the CAP in 1992 this artificial financial support was no longer granted to beef processors. It soon became apparent that supply and demand in the processing industry were uncoupled and that structural overcapacity was leading to a decline in processor profitability. Indeed, these findings were confirmed by the government commissioned “McKinsey Report” in 1998. This report highlighted the inability of a large number of small players to build a sustainable market and thus recommended that players and

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  • London School of Economics (London)

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Orla Lynskey, The Irish Supreme Court refers a preliminary question to the ECJ on the validity of the rationalisation programme of a crisis cartel (Beef Industry Development Society - BIDS), 8 March 2007, e-Competitions March 2007, Art. N° 13671

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