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The Italian Competition Authority imposes fines of more than €4 million on two leading producers of concrete for predatory pricing and anti-competitive arrangements (Mercato del calcestruzzo cellulare autoclavato)

Background On 24 October 2007, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato) fined two leading producers of autoclaved cellular concrete (ACC), namely Xella International GmbH (Xella) and RDB S.p.A. (RDB) alleging that they had entered into some form of anticompetitive market arrangement. In addition, the Authority accused RDB of having abused its dominant position on the national market for ACC, when adopting predatory pricing policies aimed at the elimination of a competitor, Italgasbeton S.p.A. (Italgasbeton). The companies involved have been imposed fines of respectively € 510.000 (Xella) and € 3.820.000 (RDB). Decision The sector concerned by the alleged

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  • Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
  • Iliad (Milano)

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Denis Fosselard, Vito Auricchio, Lina Vitolo, The Italian Competition Authority imposes fines of more than €4 million on two leading producers of concrete for predatory pricing and anti-competitive arrangements (Mercato del calcestruzzo cellulare autoclavato), 30 November 2007, e-Competitions November 2007, Art. N° 21010

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