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FSL and Others v Commission.
Case T-566/11 Bananas cartel
16 June 2015
The EU General Court ruled on an action by Pacific for the annulment of a Commission decision of October 2011 fining Pacific for its participation in a cartel on the market for Bananas in Southern Europe. The GC held in particular that the Commission was right to find that Pacific’s behaviour had the object of restricting competition. The GC also confirmed that the Commission can use documents received from national authorities other than competition authorities, even when those documents are collected for other purposes than antitrust investigations. The GC reduced Pacific’s fine by €2.2 million because there was insufficient evidence to establish the cartel behaviour during some five months.
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