OFT Sends Cement Industry Probe To UK Antitrust Body

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 7:41 PM EST) -- The U.K. Office of Fair Trading referred its investigation of the country’s concrete mix and cement industry to the Competition Commission on Wednesday, finding the industry had a number of features that could harm competition.

The OFT submitted the investigation of competition in the aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete markets to the Commission after a six-week public consultation, saying it continued to believe that competition in Great Britain may be adversely affected.

Specifically, the OFT said it had concerns that the structural features of the industry...
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