Investigation of Belgian fruit industry underway


Do we pay too much for apples?

The Belgian Competition Authority (ABC) has opened a wide-ranging survey of prices in the fruit market, reported De Tijd on Wednesday (7 September).

The investigation by the competition authority has been underway for a while and includes producers of apples and pears. The authority may impose fines on cartels which can go up to 10% of the turnover of the companies concerned, as well as penalties or fines against the management from 100 to 10,000 euros.

A cartel is an agreement that distorts market competition between firms by controlling prices or excluding the entry of a new firm in the market.

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