Rubber Companies Charged In EU Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (May 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Continuing a crackdown that has already swept through the United States and Japan, the European Commission on Tuesday said it had charged several companies with participating in a cartel to fix rubber prices around the world.

“The European Commission can confirm that it has recently sent a statement of objections to a number of undertakings regarding their alleged role in a cartel for chloroprene rubber,” said EC spokesperson Jonathan Todd.

However, the Commission did not identify the companies involved, saying it only gives names when it...
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