Commercial vehicles case: cartel enforcement lessons

Lessons from the commercial vehicles case about cartel enforcement and compliance with the law.



Last year Mercedes-Benz and 5 of its commercial vehicle dealers were fined for engaging in unlawful cartel activity. Cartels are not only illegal but seriously harmful to the economy, and the penalties can be severe.

In this briefing note the Competition and Markets Authority emphasises the need for every business to ensure they understand what they need to do to comply fully with the law and remain vigilant against the risk of cartel activity in the industry. See the CMA’s open letter to the motor industry.

Published 27 June 2014