Competition Alert


The National Markets and Competition Commission (NMCC) has fined totalling EUR 88.2 m various Spanish milk suppliers

The NMCC has imposed fines totaling EUR 88.2m on nine companies and two associations operating in the country’s raw cow milk supply market for an infringement of Article 1 of the Spanish Competition Act (SCA) and Article 101 TFEU.

The NMCC initiated proceedings as a result of a report on the dairy industry referred by the Regional Competition Authority from Castilla y León. This report stated (i) the existence of an alleged anticompetitive behavior in the raw cow milk supply market and (ii) a complaint submitted by Unions Agrarias (a small farmer trade union) against milk processing companies.

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