The Commission fines five car safety equipment suppliers

The Commission fines five car safety equipment suppliers

The European Commission has fined Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka a total of € 34 million for breaching EU antitrust rules. The five suppliers acknowledged their involvement in the cartels and agreed to settle the case. Takata ...

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The trucks cartel: the Commission fines Scania €880 523 000

The trucks cartel: the Commission fines Scania €880 523 000

On September 27, 2017, the European Commission found that Scania broke EU antitrust rules. The collusion concerned the new emission technologies required by the Euro III to Euro VI environmental standards, specifically coordination on timing and coordination on passing on ...

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Cathode ray tube appeals: the ECJ rejects LG and Philips’ appeals

Cathode ray tube appeals: the ECJ rejects LG and Philips’ appeals

On September 15, 2017, the ECJ rejected LG Electronics’ (“LG”) and Philips Electronics’ (“Philips”) appeals against the General Court’s judgment of 2015 that confirmed the Commission’s infringement decision in the cathode ray tube (“CRT”) cartel. The judgment today ends the companies’ ...

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Excessive pricing: ECJ’s ruling in the Latvia’s case

Excessive pricing: ECJ’s ruling in the Latvia’s case

On September 15, 2017, in case C-177/16, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that comparing prices between EU member states is a valid way to determine whether prices may be abusively excessive and competition regulators have a certain margin ...

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Online sales ban on golf clubs: the CMA has fined Ping £1.45m

Online sales ban on golf clubs: the CMA has fined Ping £1.45m

On 24 August 2017, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) adopted an infringement decision against the Golf club manufacturer Ping Europe Limited (“Ping”) for banning UK retailers from selling its golf clubs online. More precisely, Ping was found to breach ...

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Tax exemptions for ports in Belgium and France

Tax exemptions for ports in Belgium and France

On 27 July 2017, the European Commission has required Belgium and France to abolish the corporate tax exemptions granted to their ports on the basis that profits by port operators must be taxed under normal national corporate tax laws to ...

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