The Spanish National High Court reduces the fine imposed for collective recommendation in the food sector (Propollo)

On November 10, 2010, the Spanish National High Court (Audiencia Nacional, the “AN”) partially upheld the Spanish Competition Commission’s (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia, the “CNC”) decision of September 29, 2009, and reduced the fine imposed on Interprofesional de Avicultura de Carne de Pollo del Reino de España (“Propollo”) for collective recommendation in the food sector to €100,000. Background In September and October 2009, the CNC fined [1] several associations in the food sector for making collective recommendations aimed to facilitate passing on to final consumers increases in the prices of raw materials used to make their products, because this conduct was contrary to article 1 of Act 16/1989, of July

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Tatiana López Garrido, Alejandro Lucena, The Spanish National High Court reduces the fine imposed for collective recommendation in the food sector (Propollo), 10 November 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Mitigation of fines, Art. N° 38158

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