The European Commission fines companies involved in lysine cartel (ADM, Ajinomoto)

"Commission fines ADM, Ajinomoto, others in lysine cartel"* The Commission has fined Archer Daniels Midland, Ajinomoto and three other companies a total of almost 110 million Euro for operation a global price-fixing cartel for lysine. The decision highlights the Commission’s determination to fight cartels, the most damaging of all anti-competitive practices. Lysine is the most important amino acid used in animal foodstuffs for nutritional purposes. Amino acids are building blocks of protein. They can be of vegetal or animal origin (e.g. soybean meal of fishmeal). They can also be manufactured. The five

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Georg-Klaus De Bronett, The European Commission fines companies involved in lysine cartel (ADM, Ajinomoto), 7 June 2000, e-Competitions Bulletin Mitigation of fines, Art. N° 39278

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