Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office publishes new version of Leniency Guidelines | 27 / 03 / 2017

Santiago, Chile – March 24, 2017 – The Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (“Fiscalía Nacional Económica” or “FNE”) has published the new Leniency Guidelines (“Internal Guidelines on Leniency in Cartel Cases”), which replace the “Internal Guide on Benefits of Immunity and Reduction of Fines in Collusion Cases” dated October 2009.

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TDLC approves settlement agreement between FNE and G.D. Searle LLC that foments the participation of competitors in the market of drugs that contain Celecoxib. | 10 / 11 / 2016

On June 8th 2016, the FNE acussed G.D. Searle, a company related to Pfizer Inc., of abusing its dominant position through the execution of a series of anticompetitive acts seeking to exploit an instrumental patent right with the objective of delaying, restricting or thwarting the entry of new competitors, in the market of drugs containing the active ingredient Celecoxib, in which it participates through its drug CELEBRA®.

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FNE accuses two pharmaceutical companies of rigging bids for the public procurement of ampoules | 04 / 08 / 2016

Biosano and Sanderson/Fresenius colluded for over 10 years to rig bids in public tenders for the supply of 93 injectable drugs. The National Economic Prosecutor requested over US$17 million in fines.

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FNE accuses the main supermarket chains in the country of colluding for the purposes of fixing a minimum retail price on chicken meat | 07 / 01 / 2016

By means of a complaint filed before the Competition Tribunal, the National Economic Prosecutor requested the application of the maximum fines permitted by law to each of the supermarket chains, that is, 30 thousand UTA (US$ 22.9 million), for having maintained, through their suppliers, an agreement to fix minimum retail prices for chicken meat at least between 2008 and 2011. Leer más…

Chilean Supreme Court upholds fines for collusion against Agrosuper, Ariztía and Don Pollo and hardens sanction against the trade association | 29 / 10 / 2015

The companies and the Poultry Producers Trade Association (APA) will have to pay around US$58 million in fines. The Supreme Court also ordered the dissolution of APA.

Chilean Supreme Court upheld today a decision by the Competition Tribunal regarding a case initiated in 2011 by Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE) against the three main poultry producers of the country: Agrosuper, Ariztía and Don Pollo.

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FNE files complaint against CMPC and SCA before the Competition Tribunal for fixing prices of tissue paper products and allocating market quotas among them | 28 / 10 / 2015

The firms formed a cartel designed to allocating market quotas among them and fixing prices of tissue paper products.

 During the investigation, both companies filed for leniency according to which, the FNE requested the Competition Tribunal a total fine exemption for CMPC and USD $15.5 million in fines for SCA (formerly PISA).

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