Australia To Probe Claims Against Amcor

Law360, New York (December 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Australian competition watchdog has decided to investigate whether an alleged cartel in the cardboard box sector involving packaging companies Amcor Ltd. and Visy Industries Ltd. also spread to the industries for bottles and cans.

Confectionery company Cadbury Schweppes, which purchases cans and boxes from Amcor and bottles from Visy, claimed that Amcor played a role in a can cartel in its $93.8 million suit against the company in the Federal Court on Friday. The fresh claims were expected to widen an ongoing review by the...
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