Antitrust Antitrust

Buyer cartels no less serious than collusion among sellers, EU official stresses

By Andrew Boyce
  • 28 Oct 2021 12:58
  • 28 Oct 2021 13:33
Purchasing cartels are just as serious as selling cartels, a senior EU antitrust official stressed today, and that means enforcers will not make “any distinction” between the two when assessing them and imposing fines.

Maria Jaspers pointed to the European Commission’s 2017 decision to fine a cartel among buyers of scrap car batteries,

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