S. Africa Antitrust Watchdog Faces Key Test In Sasol Case

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The trial over whether Sasol Chemical Industries Ltd. charged too much for its plastics products kicked off Monday, in a case that offers a crucial test of whether South Africa's antitrust agency can finally make a so-called excessive pricing charge stick after two high-profile failures.

Six years after the South African Competition Commission first began investigating Sasol, the Competition Tribunal — the antitrust system's adjudicative body — began hearing evidence about whether it was charging domestic customers prices for propylene and polypropylene that were significantly higher than...
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