The EU General Court reduces fines in copper plumbing tubes cartel appeal (KME Germany, Chalkor)

On 19 May 2010, the General Court reduced two of the fines imposed by the European Commission in September 2004 in the copper plumbing tubes cartel case. In its decision, the Commission fined seven companies a total of € 222.3 million for their participation in a price-fixing and market-sharing cartel on the copper plumbing tubes market. The Commission found that the cartel involved three sets of arrangements: “the SANCO arrangements”, “the WICU and Cuprotherm

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Richard Burton, The EU General Court reduces fines in copper plumbing tubes cartel appeal (KME Germany, Chalkor), 19 May 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2010, Art. N° 41505

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