The French Competition Authority fines 10 producer organisations and 7 trade associations for minimum price fixing in the endive production and marketing sector (APVE)

In a decision dated 6 March 2012, the French Competition Authority (hereinafter, the "FCA") fined 10 organisations of producers and 7 trade associations for a series of practices that aimed at maintaining a minimum selling price of endives sold between 1998 and 2012. This finding of infringement resulted in an overall fine of € 3,97 million imposed on the organisations of producers and trade associations. Price and sales policy coordination amongst endive producers The FCA found that in reaction to prices they deemed «too low«, the producers coordinated their pricing and sales policy. This was achieved through the implementation of a series of agreements and concerted practices such as (i) regular and constant circulation of minimum price instructions for each category of endives,

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Sergio Sorinas, Grégoire Colmet Daâge, The French Competition Authority fines 10 producer organisations and 7 trade associations for minimum price fixing in the endive production and marketing sector (APVE), 5 May 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2012, Art. N° 48652

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