The Italian Competition Authority decides not to adopt an interim measure against some batteries smelters investigated for cartel conducts (COBAT)

On 24 July 2008, the Italian Competition Authority (the ICA or AGCM) decided not to adopt interim measures against COBAT (the Italian consortium for the collection and recycling of used batteries) and some other battery smelters that had been investigated for breaching Article 2 of Law 287/1990 (the Italian Competition Act) which is equivalent to Article 81(1) EC. COBAT is a consortium exclusively responsible for scrap lead battery management, from their collection to smelting. The COBAT system has a vertical structure, based on a three-level activity format: used batteries collection; transfer to COBAT; and allocation to smelters. Collectors are obliged to deliver all the collected used batteries to COBAT that will in turn distribute them to smelters on the basis of pre-established

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  • Bonelli Erede (Rome)

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Sara Lembo, The Italian Competition Authority decides not to adopt an interim measure against some batteries smelters investigated for cartel conducts (COBAT), 24 July 2008, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 20805

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