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Spain : The Audiencia Nacional accepts the appeals lodged by several cement and concrete operators against a Spanish Competition Authority decision, quashing the decision and the fines imposed on them insofar as the Spanish Competition Authority did not provide enough evidence of a cartel (Cement cartel)

In September 2016, the Spanish competition authority (CNMC) sanctioned 23 companies operating in the cement and concrete manufacturing and sales sector for four different infringements of Article 1 of the Spanish Competition Act constituting a cartel. In the concrete market, the CNMC considered that three infringements were proven in three different geographic areas of Spain (Northeast, Central and South). The sanctioned companies participated in an exchange of sensitive commercial information, shared the market and fixed prices between 1999 and 2014. In the cement market, the CNMC considered the existence of market sharing and exchanges of information between four competitors, relating to prices, strategies, customers and production volumes during the years 2013 and 2014, to be

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Rafael Allendesalazar, Spain : The Audiencia Nacional accepts the appeals lodged by several cement and concrete operators against a Spanish Competition Authority decision, quashing the decision and the fines imposed on them insofar as the Spanish Competition Authority did not provide enough evidence of a cartel (Cement cartel), 24 novembre 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100464, pp. 222-224

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