The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the annulment of the Competition Authority’s cartel decision for price fixing in the waste management sector (PEATA)

On 2 September 2010 the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court (LSAC) upheld the lower court judgment in annulling the Lithuanian Competition Council (LCC) decision in the waste management cartel. Earlier that year the Association of Packaging and Electronic Waste Processors (PEATA) and its five members – UAB Antraža, UAB Metransa, UAB Super Montes, UAB Utenos antrinis popierius and UAB Virginijus ir Ko – have been punished by a fine of approx. LTL 447°700 (approx. EUR 130°000) by the LCC for fixing rates for waste management of taxable products and packaging. According to the Lithuanian law manufacturers and importers of products are obliged to pay the environmental tax on particular categories of product and packaging waste. A manufacturer or importer can benefit from tax exemption

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Giedre Padaigiene, The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the annulment of the Competition Authority’s cartel decision for price fixing in the waste management sector (PEATA), 2 septembre 2010, e-Competitions September 2010, Art. N° 57274

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