The Italian Competition Authority imposes the maximum fines allowed under the law against an horizontal cartel influencing an overall market share equal to 95% of the traffic barriers sector (Metalmeccanica Fracasso, Industria Meccanica Varricchio...)

1. Facts The case concerned an agreement between seven Italian undertakings active in the market for traffic barriers, holding an overall share of 95%. The cartel was aimed to concert commercial practices, control the production and prevent competition in the relevant market. The agreement was managed through a consortium (Consorzio Manufatti Stradali Metallici Comast, hereinafter “Comast”) and lasted for four years and a half (from January 2003 to May 2007), even if some companies participated for a shorter period. According to the ICA, the

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Vito Auricchio, Dario Morelli, The Italian Competition Authority imposes the maximum fines allowed under the law against an horizontal cartel influencing an overall market share equal to 95% of the traffic barriers sector (Metalmeccanica Fracasso, Industria Meccanica Varricchio...), 28 September 2012, e-Competitions September 2012, Art. N° 64023

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