The French Competition Authority fines € 79 M four distributors of commodity chemicals for engaging in cartel behavior (Brenntag, Caldic Est, Univar and Solvadis)

On 29 May 2013, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) fined four distributors of commodity chemicals — Brenntag, Caldic Est, Univar and Solvadis — a total of € 79 million for engaging in cartel behaviour. The FCA found that, between 1998 and mid-2005, the parties had operated a cartel to fix prices and allocate customers and markets in four geographic regions

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Richard Burton, The French Competition Authority fines € 79 M four distributors of commodity chemicals for engaging in cartel behavior (Brenntag, Caldic Est, Univar and Solvadis), 29 May 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2013, Art. N° 56905

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