The EU Commission fines €31.65 million two manufacturers of processed vegetables for participating in a canned vegetables cartel and grants full immunity to a third participant for blowing the whistle (Coroos / Groupe CECAB)

On 27 September 2019, the European Commission ("Commission") fined Coroos and Groupe CECAB €31.65 million for participating in a canned vegetables cartel for over 13 years, with a third participant, Bonduelle, receiving full immunity for blowing the whistle. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYS The Commission will grant full immunity to a member of a cartel where it is the first to come forward with information, which in the Commission's view will enable it either to carry out a "targeted inspection" (i.e. a "dawn raid"), where this has not already taken place, or to find an infringement of Article 101 TFEU (where

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Michaël Cousin, Alexi Dimitriou, The EU Commission fines €31.65 million two manufacturers of processed vegetables for participating in a canned vegetables cartel and grants full immunity to a third participant for blowing the whistle (Coroos / Groupe CECAB), 27 September 2019, e-Competitions September 2019, Art. N° 95722

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