EU Investigates Glass Bottle Production Industry

Law360, New York (August 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has launched an investigation into the glass bottle production industry, after a trade association sent a letter to regulators claiming that the sector's largest producers may be engaging in anti-competitive behavior.

The European Federation of Wine and Spirits Importers and Distributors sent a letter to Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Aug. 28, alleging that the glass bottle production sector has become increasingly concentrated over the past few years and that a lack of competition has driven up prices.

The letter claims that prices...
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