The EU Commission investigates possible collective dominance in the publication paper industry (UPM-Kymmene / Haindl)

"Investigation into possible collective dominance in the publication paper industry"* On 20 June 2000, the Commission received a notification by which the Finnish firm UPM-Kymmene proposed to merge with the German company Haindl. On the same day, the Commission received a notification of a second concentration which concerns the resale of two of the six Haindl mills, Parenco in the Netherlands and the Walsum mill in Germany, by UPM-Kymmene to the Norwegian paper manufacturer Norske Skog. The two concentrations concerned the economic sectors of pulp and publication papers and in particular in the production and sale of wood containing printing paper. The only affected markets were the markets for newsprintand wood-containing magazine paper. After an indepth investigation, the

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  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • Conseil Régional de Midi-Pyrénées
  • European Commission (Brussels)

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Thibaut Kleiner, Valérie Rabassa, Stephan Simon, The EU Commission investigates possible collective dominance in the publication paper industry (UPM-Kymmene / Haindl), 21 November 2001, e-Competitions November 2001, Art. N° 36959

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