Market players and experts are waiting for AGCM to return its verdict on the alleged antitrust injury in the corrugated board and packaging segment in Italy.
Italy's competition and market authority AGCM has completed its antitrust probe into the corrugated board and packaging segment in Italy. The results of the investigation will be published by the middle of next week, a spokesperson for AGCM explained to EUWID.
AGCM had launched the antitrust probe into the alleged price-fixing and market-sharing cartel in Italy’s corrugated sector in March 2017. The investigation was originally announced to be completed by the end of May 2018.
However, the scope of the investigation was expanded several times to cover more than 35 national and international companies and their subsidiaries, as well as Italy’s corrugated board producers’ association GIFCO. Due to the growing size and complexity of the matter, the AGCM decided it needed more time to assess the evidence submitted. The deadline for the conclusion of the antitrust investigation was postponed at several occasions and was lastly scheduled for 19 July 2019.
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