On 17 July 2019, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato – “AGCM”) concluded an investigation, finding that two separate agreements had been implemented to distort competition in the market for corrugated-cardboard sheets and the market for corrugated-cardboard packaging respectively. The agreements involved the main companies that manufacture corrugated-cardboard sheets and packaging, as well as the trade association Gruppo Italiano Fabbricanti Cartone Ondulato (GIFCO).
In view of the severity and duration of the infringement, the AGCM imposed sanctions totalling over EUR 287 million, among the highest ever imposed in Italy. However, these penalties will not be used to compensate the victims of the Cartel who will have to intervene to protect their interests and to claim compensation for the surcharge paid.
Deminor proposes that victims of the Cartel join our action at no cost and without any risk.
If your company purchased corrugated-cardboard sheets and/or packaging from the members of the Cartel between 2004 and 2017, please register for free below and you will be contacted by our Team.