The Portuguese Competition Authority forbids abusive behaviour and imposes commitments in the agricultural market (Sugalidal / Cifo / Heinz)

Last October 15th, the Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência, hereinafter “PCA”) decided that Sugalidal abused its dominant position in the market for seeds by imposing farmers to acquire and plant only Heinz seeds. According to the Press Release 20/2009, the cPCA decided to “discontinue” the procedure, given the commitments offered and accepted by the dominant tomato concentrate producer Sugalidal. The facts were clearly made public: Sugalidal imposed to the tomato-growers an obligation to acquire and plant only Heinz seeds, practice that

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Miguel Gorjão-Henriques, The Portuguese Competition Authority forbids abusive behaviour and imposes commitments in the agricultural market (Sugalidal / Cifo / Heinz), 15 October 2009, e-Competitions October 2009, Art. N° 29686

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