French Fined for Price-Fixing

Clarke, Philip
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p6
Trade Publication
Four French farm unions and two meat federations have been fined a total of k17m (£11.5m) by Brussels for fixing the beef market at the height of the BSE crisis. The six organisations agreed in October 2001 to jointly set a minimum price and suspend imports of all types of beef. This action continued despite a clear warning from the EU commission in Nov 2001 that it was illegal, and after the six parties had given a written assurance their collusion would cease. A joint statement from the four farm unions described the outcome as" dramatic" and the fines as" exceptional", saying it amounted to repression of the unions.


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