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ALERTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - FINES - TRANSPARENCY - FOOD SECTOR

Fines : The French Competition Authority imposes severe penalties for upstream and downstream cartels in the ham and charcuterie sector in a decision that lacks transparency in the calculation of fines

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*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After flour, dairy products, chicken and compotes, the Competition Authority is once again tackling cartel practices in the food distribution sector. This time it is the ham and charcuterie sector that is concerned. More specifically, in Decision No. 20-D-09 of July 16, 2020, the Authority sanctioned the followingThe Commission has found three horizontal cartels totalling EUR 93 million: the first upstream cartel between four competitors who had agreed and concerted, through bilateral exchanges, on the price of wet free ham (JSM), used to make cooked hams, to defend a common position on variations in the weekly purchase price of JSM in their negotiations

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Alain Ronzano, Fines : The French Competition Authority imposes severe penalties for upstream and downstream cartels in the ham and charcuterie sector in a decision that lacks transparency in the calculation of fines, 16 July 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 95853, www.concurrences.com

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