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The EU Commission fines two companies for cartel in the canned vegetables sector (Coroos / CECAB)

Antitrust: Commission fines Coroos and Groupe CECAB €31.6 million for participating in canned vegetables cartel* The European Commission has fined Coroos and Groupe CECAB a total of € 31 647 000 for breaching EU antitrust rules. Bonduelle was not fined as it revealed the existence of the cartel to the Commission. The Commission has found that Bonduelle, Coroos and Groupe CECAB participated for more than 13 years in a cartel for the supply of certain types of canned vegetables to retailers and/or food service companies in the European Economic Area (EEA). The three companies admitted their involvement in the cartel and agreed to settle the case. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “European consumers should have access to food at affordable prices.

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines two companies for cartel in the canned vegetables sector (Coroos / CECAB), 27 September 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2019, Art. N° 91827

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