Sanction: The Paris Court of Appeal halves the penalties imposed on two professional organisations of Alsace wines for a cartel on the price of grapes and for the elaboration and dissemination of price recommendations on bulk wine, because it considers that the administration maintained confusion on the application of competition rules to the agricultural sector (Vins d’Alsace)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On the same day, May 12, 2022, the Chamber of Economic and Financial Regulation of the Paris Court of Appeal (Ch. 5-7) issued another ruling, in the Alsace wines case. We recall that by decision n° 20-D-12 of September 17, 2020, the French Competition Authority sanctioned two trade unions, one of wine growers, the Association des Viticulteurs d'Alsace (AVA) and the other of wine merchants-producers, the Groupement des Producteurs-Négociants du Vignoble Alsacien (GPNVA), as well as an interprofessional organization, the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins d'Alsace (CIVA), for two cartel practices contrary to Article 101 TFEU and Article L. 420-1 of the French

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Alain Ronzano, Sanction: The Paris Court of Appeal halves the penalties imposed on two professional organisations of Alsace wines for a cartel on the price of grapes and for the elaboration and dissemination of price recommendations on bulk wine, because it considers that the administration maintained confusion on the application of competition rules to the agricultural sector (Vins d’Alsace), 12 May 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106783, www.concurrences.com

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