The Dutch Competition Authority fines over € 13 M shrimp wholesalers and fisheries for the first time on the basis of Art. 81 EC (North Sea Shrimp Sector)

On 14 January 2003 the Dutch Competition Authority imposed fines totalling an amount of € 13.781 million on eight shrimp wholesalers and four Dutch, three German and one Danish producer organisation in the shrimp fishery industry for an infringement of Article 81 (1) EC Treaty and the national provision similar to Article 81 EC Treaty; Section 6 (1) of the Dutch Competition Act. This was the first time the Dutch Competition Authority imposed a fine for an infringement of the European competition rules. The investigation of the Dutch Competition Authority focussed on agreements in relation to the supply and the first stage of trading of shrimps of the Crangon Crangon type, also referred to as "North Sea shrimps" or "grey shrimps". Primary production, that is catching and landing, is

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Nienke Neij, The Dutch Competition Authority fines over € 13 M shrimp wholesalers and fisheries for the first time on the basis of Art. 81 EC (North Sea Shrimp Sector), 14 January 2003, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 21864

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