The EU General Court upholds cartelist fine in banana cartel case but reduces fine for another cartelist (Dole, Weichert)

On 14 March 2013, the General Court dismissed an appeal brought by Dole against a Commission decision fining Dole € 45.6 million for its participation in an alleged concerted practice consisting in the coordination of quotation prices for bananas supplied in Northern Europe. In a separate judgment of the same date, the General Court reduced the fine of Weichert from € 14.7 million to € 8.83 million on account of the limited participation of Weichert in the cartel and its cooperation during the Commission’s administrative procedure. In the October 2008 decision under appeal, the Commission found that, between 2000 and 2002, the banana suppliers

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Richard Burton, The EU General Court upholds cartelist fine in banana cartel case but reduces fine for another cartelist (Dole, Weichert), 14 March 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2013, Art. N° 57224

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