Spain Fines Tangerine Growers $6.4M For Sales Cartel

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Spain's antitrust watchdog has fined three companies more than €5 million ($6.4 million) for anti-competitively restricting the sale and distribution of Nadorcott tangerines, the agency said Monday.

The National Competition Commission, or CNC, decided Thursday to penalize Club de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas, Carpa Dorada SL and Nador Cott SARL for illegally trying to restrict growers' freedom to sell Nadorcott tangerines, a protected variety from Spain and North Africa.

CVVP is a nonprofit association of farmers and sellers whose goal is to develop and promote protected plant...
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