CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN UNION – RIGHTS OF DEFENSE – EVIDENCE SUBMITTED BY NATIONAL TAX AUTHORITIES – ADMISSIBILITY

Evidence submitted by national tax authorities: The Court of Justice of the European Union accepts that the European Commission may use evidence transmitted by a national authority other than a competition authority (FSL)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In 2007, the Commission received documents from the Italian customs and financial police which, together with the evidence gathered during inspections carried out at the premises of various companies, enabled it to adopt a decision finding that several major importers of bananas in Northern Europe had infringed the competition rules. A few years later, in 2011, the Commission again adopted a decision finding that several undertakings, including the applicants, had participated in a cartel, this time in connection with the import,

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Alexandre Lacresse, Evidence submitted by national tax authorities: The Court of Justice of the European Union accepts that the European Commission may use evidence transmitted by a national authority other than a competition authority (FSL), 27 April 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84579, p. 131

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