The French Competition Authority fines French and German millers for several anticompetitive practices (France Farine, Bach Mülhe)

France: The Autorité de la concurrence fines French and German Millers for several anticompetitive Practices foreclosing French Packaged Flour Market* On 13 March 2012, the Autorité de la concurrence (the Autorité) established the existence of a cartel between French and German millers whereby producers from both countries limited access and exports to each other’s markets. This finding of infringement resulted in an overall fine of € 95 500 000 imposed on five French and eight German millers. The Autorité also found that the majority of French millers were grouped together within two joint-ventures, France Farine) and Bach Mülhe, whose object was the fixing of prices and the allocation of customers in the marketing process of flour packets to food retailers and

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority fines French and German millers for several anticompetitive practices (France Farine, Bach Mülhe), 13 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 46696

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