The Hungarian Competition Authority fines cement producers for concerting market practices through a cement association and for the abuse of dominant position (Holcim Hungária Rt.)

The Hungarian Competition Office (HCO) launched proceedings against three cement producers : Holcim Hungária Rt. (Holcim), Duna-Dráva Cement Kft. (DDC) and BÉCEM Cement és Mészipari Rt. (BÉCEM) as well as their association : the Hungarian Cement Association (HCA) because of a suspected illegal information exchange within the HCA. Furthermore, the HCO investigated the discount policy applied by Hejőcsabai Cement és Mészművek Rt. (HCM), the legal predecessor of Holcim towards its retailers, which was suspected to qualify as an abuse of a dominant position. The HCO established that pursuant to its deed of foundation, the HCA was authorised by its members to gather, analyse and provide information in

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  • Lakatos, Köves (Budapest)
  • Lakatos, Köves (Budapest)

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Ádám Máttyus, Eszter Ritter, The Hungarian Competition Authority fines cement producers for concerting market practices through a cement association and for the abuse of dominant position (Holcim Hungária Rt.), 8 October 2002, e-Competitions October 2002, Art. N° 21247

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