The Dutch Competition Authority reduces the fines imposed to flour producers based on the ’inability to pay’ (Grain Millers / Ranks)

I. Facts On 16 December 2010, the Dutch Competition Authority (the former Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit, as of April 2013, Autoriteit Consument & Markt, hereinafter the 'ACM') imposed a fine of a total of € 81,600,000 on fifteen flour producers. According to the ACM, they had infringed Article 6 of the Dutch competition act (the Mededingingswet) and Article 101 TFEU. The infringement consisted of multilateral and bilateral agreements that were in force between 12 September 2001 until 16 March 2007 between Dutch, Belgian and German flour producers, through which they coordinated the sale of flour to customers in the Netherlands. The flour producers agreed in several rounds of talks to respect each others position in the market by allocating customers and by maintaining a

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Evi E. Mattioli, The Dutch Competition Authority reduces the fines imposed to flour producers based on the ’inability to pay’ (Grain Millers / Ranks), 12 février 2013, e-Competitions February 2013, Art. N° 57295

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