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Scania to appeal AU$1.29 billon fine over price collusion

Long running case is yet to see an end while other parties involved; Volvo, Daimler, Iveco and DAF paid their fines and put the issue in their rear view mirror

Scania is appealing an EU General Court judgement regarding alleged violations of EU antitrust rules to the European Court of Justice.

On September 27, 2017, the European Commission adopted a decision holding Scania liable to pay a fine of around AU$1.29 billion for allegedly having participated in inappropriate exchanges of information and collusion with other European truck manufacturers.

The inappropriate behaviour allegedly contained information and collusion with pricing and the introduction of emissions technologies between 1997 and 2011.

Later in 2017 Scania appealed to the General Court and on February 2, 2022, the General Court’s judgement confirmed the EU Commission’s findings against Scania.

The General Court dismissed Scania’s appeal entirely and upheld the amount of fines set by the EU Commission in 2017.

But Scania is still contesting all findings from the EU Commission that were confirmed by the General Court.

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Scania maintains that it neither entered into any pan-European agreement with other manufacturers regarding pricing nor colluded to delay the introduction of new engines compliant with EU legislation for exhaust emissions.

Scania have filed an appeal on April 8, 2022 against the General Court’s judgement to the European Court of Justice as the last court of instance in the EU.

The appeal date has not yet been set for when Scania will contest the alleged violations of EU antitrust rules judgements made previously.

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