Tin cans undertakings

The undertakings prevent exclusive dealing.

This publication was withdrawn on

Crown Packaging UK plc was released from the tin cans (Metal Box) undertakings on 15 October 2015.

For further details see the review of the undertakings.


Tin cans undertakings

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These undertakings were given under the monopoly provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1973.

CMB Foodcan plc undertook not to:

  • tie the sale of closing machines to those of tin cans
  • require customers to purchase all or a specified proportion of their cans or aerosols only from CMB Foodcan
  • offer loyalty discounts or rebates on aerosols or aerosol valves
Published 5 June 1992