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The EU Court of First Instance delivers its judgment in the TACA case upholding the Commission decision concerning infringements of articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty (Atlantic Container Line)

"The TACA judgment: lessons learnt and the way forward"* Introduction On 30 September 2003, the Court of First Instance (CFI) delivered a long-awaited judgment in the Transatlantic Conference Agreement (‘TACA’) case [1]. The case concerned the organisation of containerised liner shipping services between Northern Europe and the United States. Though the CFI annulled parts of the Commission’s decision, including the fines, the judgment is a success for the Commission’s policy in the maritime sector. This article summarises the key elements of the judgment concerning the maritime sector specific issues [2] and comments on its implications for future competition policy actions in this sector. The case concerned a liner shipping conference in which 16 carriers provided regular container

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Maria Jaspers, The EU Court of First Instance delivers its judgment in the TACA case upholding the Commission decision concerning infringements of articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty (Atlantic Container Line), 30 septembre 2003, e-Competitions September 2003, Art. N° 38404

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