In June 2006, competition authorities also conducted searches of airline offices in the United States and Europe to investigate the fact that many major airlines had reached an agreement to set their fuel and safety surcharges. The German airline Lufthansa informed the authorities of the illegal agreements and obtained immunity from prosecution. Question 2: Has the response to the call for a boycott by taai, TAFI & IAAI regarding the creation of vertical agreements between associations and their members been successful? The Commission does not agree with the Director-General that the call for a boycott by the TAAI and other associations amounts to vertical agreements. Market shares were held by companies that recognized certain customers (called „pets“) as belonging to certain suppliers and agreed not to compete with their activities. The participants even commissioned an accountant to monitor market shares so that they could enforce the agreement. The agreement has resulted in significant surcharges for major works contracts, including federal, state and local projects. As a result, this case was transferred to the Competition Commission of India following the repeal of the MRTP Act under the Competition Commission Act 2002. The deal was discovered by a New South Wales royal commission in the construction industry. The Federal Court imposed penalties of $1.75 million on the companies and individuals involved. It turned out that „loss fees“ were a common agreement in the industry. Question 3: Is the immediate procedure sterile due to the reopening of singapore airline ticket sales? The Commission found that, although travel agencies have lifted the boycott of Singapore Airlines and resumed the sale of Singapore Airlines tickets since January 2010, this will not prevent the Commission from exercising its competence and power and including past anti-competitive activities in its jurisdiction. However, the Commission stated that a sanction had already been imposed on associations in a similar case (03/2009, mentioned above), so that there will be no double risk for an act. Thus, the Commission considered that there were no sanctions against associations, but told it to refrain from such anti-competitive activities in the future.
The Tribunal found that there was an expectation (i.e. an agreement) that these taxes would be levied in addition to the contract price. As such, they were a constraint on the developer, in this case the Commonwealth Government, and therefore on the taxpayer. Joyce Corporation, Foamlite Australia and Vita Pacific have produced and supplied soft polyurethane foam for primarily industrial use in the Queensland market. Several employees of the company became friends and participated in a regular joint lunch, where they eventually made a number of agreements to maintain market share and not compete for different customers. Lunch sessions and telephone calls between these employees allowed the agreement to work. The purpose of the contacts and the agreements concluded were kept secret from the management of the companies. Hyundai instructed its dealers to purchase engine oil from two suppliers designated at the price it indicated. In the event of non-compliance, Hyundai threatened to terminate the dealership contract. Questions before the Commission and its notified observationsThe ICC found, on request, that the present case was similar to one of the cases1 already decided by the ICC in the past. The TAFI & TAAI associations did not cooperate during the investigation and, therefore, CCI ruled on the case on the basis of the respondent`s replies in one of the cases numbered 03/2009, as well as the statements of the association leaders.
Based on the information received and based on it, ICC decided the following questions: This is what one of our federal judges, Justice Heerey, said in November 2007, when he rendered his verdict on this known Visy cartel case: It was complaints of breach of the agreement that ultimately brought the agreement to light. . . .