Region: Pakistan

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

Pakistan hits sugar producers with highest-ever cartel fine

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has fined the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association and 84 of its members a combined €227 million after uncovering “compulsive or pathological” collusion in the sector.

16 August 2021

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (16 July 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… As each week goes by, there are near constant developments in China’s “Big Tech Crackdown”, which has touched nearly every major technology company in the country. China’s competition watchdog has kept Tencent in its sights for some time, but recently took its most significant decision against the homegrown technology company – blocking outright a planned merger.

15 July 2021

Pakistan launches dominance probe into Foodpanda

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has launched an investigation into whether Delivery Hero subsidiary Foodpanda abused its dominance in the market for online food delivery - marking the agency's first abuse probe into a digital platform.

08 July 2021

Pakistan uncovers milk cartel

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has said that an investigation into the dairy sector has uncovered evidence that three leading trade associations conspired to fix milk prices in Karachi.

16 June 2021

Pakistan raids poultry association

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has raided a trade association and an unnamed company in the poultry industry over suspected price-fixing and illegal information exchange.

02 June 2021

Pakistan uncovers poultry feed cartel

Pakistan’s antitrust enforcer has made a preliminary finding that 19 poultry feed companies colluded to raise prices in violation of the country’s competition law.

10 May 2021

Pakistani enforcer raids poultry feed mills

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has raided two major poultry feed mills to collect proof of their suspected involvement in a conspiracy to fix the price of poultry feed.

05 February 2021

Pakistan uncovers cement sector cartel

An investigative team within Pakistan’s competition watchdog has found evidence of cartel activity in the cement sector and recommended that the agency bring cases against the leading trade association and its members.

17 December 2020

Pakistani enforcer urged to target sugar cartel

A hotly-anticipated internal report has urged Pakistan’s competition watchdog to launch proceedings against the country’s main sugar association and several sugar producers after claiming that cartelisation has run rampant in the market for the past decade.

30 October 2020

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