Competition Council wins lawsuit against Parmalat Romania

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The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has issued the final decision confirming that Parmalat Romania has violated the competition law, a Competition Council release informs on Thursday.

CC has proved that Parmalat was involved in an anti-competitive agreement aiming price-fixing between retailers and their suppliers.

At the same time, the High Court has maintained the fine worth RON 269,852 (EUR 61,330).

In 2015, the Competition Council fined 25 companies in the foodstuff marketing field (four retailers and 21 suppliers) by RON 154,029,538 (approx. EUR 25 million) for price-fixing between retailers Metro, Real, Selgros, Mega Image and their suppliers during 2005-2009.

Argus, Delaco Distribution and Granddis have admitted the offence and did not challenge the CC decision in court, the rest of the companies challenged the decision.

ICCJ confirmed by final decision that Albalact and Prodlacta violated the competition law.

The court maintained the fine to Prodlacta and reduced the fine for Albalact from RON 2,199,507 to RON 1,777,380.

 

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