ECN Brief

Austria | Settlement with Dairy Producer

Austria | Settlement with Dairy Producer

On 26 November 2014, the Cartel Court (29 Kt 60/14) imposed a fine of € 583.200 on NÖM AG, a major Austrian dairy producer for anticompetitive behaviour related to RPM with food retailers regarding certain dairy products between 2007 and 2012. The decision was taken in the framework of a settlement procedure.

Several food retailers and their suppliers are alleged to have infringed Article 101 TFEU and § 1 of the Austrian Cartel Act, by fixing consumer prices vertically and trilaterally and other proceedings are still pending.

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Posted on 01/07/2015