The Dutch Competition Authority takes note of the favourable ruling by the Rotterdam District Court upholding €9M worth of fines on onion cartel participants (Silver Onion Cartel)

Rotterdam court ruling on silver onion cartel* On 25 May 2012, ACM (then NMa) imposed fines totaling more than EUR 9 million on companies that grow and process silver onions for violating the Dutch and European cartel prohibition. The companies concerned, with a large joint market share, had made agreements about the maximum area of ​​silver onions to be sown. In addition, they restricted competition by jointly buying machines from companies

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