Wednesday, 07 October 2015 08:29

Decision 617/2015

Decision concerning: a) the ex officio investigation of the Directorate-General for Competition to establish possible infringement of Articles 1 and 2 of former L. 703/77 and current L. 3959/2011, and of 101 and 102 TFEU in the steel long products sectorand b) the complaints i) ref. no 3636/30.05.2008 by IRON TENCO S.A. against the companies SIDENOR S.A, HALYVOURGIKI S.A, HELLENIC HALYVOURGIA, LIANOS S.A, TECHNOMET S.A. and ΕVΕΤΑΜS.A. and ii) the complaint under ref. no. 5981/31.07.2009 by the TECHNICAL CHAMBER OF GREECE (TCG-TEE) against the company ZOGAS S.A. and against any person responsible.

Decision 617/2015
File (PDF) Decision 617/2015
Date of Publication of Decision October 7th, 2015
Issue Number of Government Bulletin
Relevant Market Steel products
Subject of the Decision Collusion, Abuse of dominant position
Legal Framework Articles 1 and 2 L. 3959/2011
Operative part of the Decision No finding of an infringement
Complainant(s)

1. IRON TENCO S.A.

2. TECHNICAL CHAMBER OF GREECE
Respondent(s)

1. SIDENOR S.A.

2. HALIVOYRGIKI S.A.

3. HALIVOYRGIA HELLAS S.A.

4. LIANOS S.A.

5. TECHNOMET S.A.

6. ΕVΕΤΑΜ S.A.

7. ZOGAS S.A.

Summary of Decision By its unanimous Decision No. 617/2015, the Plenary of the Hellenic Competition Commission held that the investigation conducted did not reveal sufficient evidence indicating coordination of the pricing policy of the aforementioned steel companies in breach of national and EU competition rules. The Commission also held that an abuse of dominant position by the company EVETAM is not substantiated as there was no findings of any abusive practices in the markets for laboratory testing and certification of steel products. The complaints lodged by the company IRON TENCO and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG-TEE) were similarly rejected on the same grounds.
Judicial Means Final. Decision has not been appealed
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