CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – HAM AND DELICATESSEN PRODUCTS – UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM PRICE COLLUSION – FINES

Agreement on prices: The French Competition Authority fines several members of a cartel among ham and delicatessen industry leaders, for a two-fold collusion both upstream (on the purchasing side) and downstream (on the resale side) (Charcuterie cartel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. When the delicatessen and cured meat manufacturers agree to sausage the competition, the Authority does not hesitate to sausage them. This is a heavy but logical sanction, which has just been applied to anold-stylecartel, in which a large number of industrial ham processors were working together not only downstream, i.e. with regard to supermarkets, but also upstream, in their purchases from slaughterers. Informed by a complaint filed in September 2012 by the only pig slaughterhouse located in the Île-de-France region, followed very quickly (October 2012) by a leniency application filed by the Campoforio group (brands Aoste, Justin Bridou, Cochonou, etc.),

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Michel Debroux, Agreement on prices: The French Competition Authority fines several members of a cartel among ham and delicatessen industry leaders, for a two-fold collusion both upstream (on the purchasing side) and downstream (on the resale side) (Charcuterie cartel), 16 July 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97554, pp. 128-129

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