CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT – PARENTAL LIABILITY – COOPERATION

Cooperation: The General Court confirms the qualification of concerted practice by object and of single infringement in the banana cartel case (Fresh Del Monte Produce)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 14 March 2013, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Case T-587/08 Trib. EU, 14 March 2013, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Case T- 588/08 By a decision of 15 October 2008, the European Commission had condemned Dole for €45 million and Weichert/Del Monte for €14 million for participating in a concerted practice of information exchange, while Chiquita was granted immunity from fines under the leniency programme. According to the decision, the three companies concerned are the main importers of bananas into the Member States, which are mainly supplied by northern European ports. The decision refers to multiple bilateral pre-pricing telephone calls between Dole and

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Cooperation: The General Court confirms the qualification of concerted practice by object and of single infringement in the banana cartel case (Fresh Del Monte Produce), 14 March 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 52299, pp. 67-68

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