Russian authorities could launch proceedings against CMA CGM

Russian competition authorities (FAS) state that French carrier CMA CGM has not provided documentation demanded by a price-fixing investigation implicating a range of global container carriers. As such, FAS is considering administrative proceedings against the carrier.

Russia's competition authority The Federal Anti-Monopolgy Service (FAS) is considering launching proceedings against French container carrier CMA CGM in connection with so-called administrative violations, reports PortNews.

The move is the latest development in a case against 13 global container carriers, including CMA CGM, whom the Russian authorities suspect of illegally fixing prices, which prompted FAS to launch a case in December 2013. According to the authorities, CMA CGM have not delivered requested documents in connection with the case, which is in violation of a provision of the Russian protection law "On protection of competition."

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