Cartel Digest

Bananas 2

Bananas 2
  Overall Cartel Period 2004-2005
  Participants Chiquita Brands International Inc.; Pacific Fruit
  Total Fines (DOJ) No fines imposed
  Total Fines (EC) €8.9 million

In November 2007, regulators discovered the existence of a second banana cartel affecting Italy, Greece, and Portugal between July 2004 and April 2005.

 

Enforcement Highlights:

  • The EC imposed a fine of €8.9 million on one company for operating the cartel. Chiquita was granted immunity from fines for revealing the cartel to the EC.
Europe
Company Fine Date
Chiquita Brands International Inc. Immunity 10/12/2011
Pacific Fruit € 8.9 million 10/12/2011