CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – PROFESSIONAL TRADE UNION – FACILITATOR

Delivery services: The French Competition Authority fines a professional trade union which, instead of playing its role of vigilance in terms of compliance with competition rules, actively participated in organising unlawful discussions whilst also protecting their confidentiality in the cartel on package delivery services (Traditional and express delivery services)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the agreements on courier services, it should be pointed out that not only companies active on these markets were sanctioned, but also a professional union, namely the Fédération des Entreprises de Transport et Logistique de France (TLF), as a "facilitator", is not a first under French and European competition law (see also decisions of the Dutch competition authority [Nederlandse Meledingingsautoriteit (now Autoriteit Consument en Markt)]of 12 June 2009, concerted bids in the paint sector, and of 25 May 2012, peppers). The result of the merger between the French Federation of Forwarding Organisers (FFOCT) and the Chamber of Industrial Vehicle Hirers

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Ludovic Bernardeau, Delivery services: The French Competition Authority fines a professional trade union which, instead of playing its role of vigilance in terms of compliance with competition rules, actively participated in organising unlawful discussions whilst also protecting their confidentiality in the cartel on package delivery services (Traditional and express delivery services), 15 December 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77650, pp. 89-90

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