Fined for monopolistic practices in Panama
16 advertising companies were fined 1,021,000 dollars for using monopolistic practices.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
According to prensa.com "the agencies were sued for affecting the Panama Publicity Investment Control company and for giving services to Ibope Time of Brazil that were provided to them.
The Consumer Protection Authority sued nine of the 14 companies for monopolizing the country's poultry prices.
In Costa Rica, Compañía Farmacéutica S. A. (Cofasa) has filed a suit over monopolistic acts by the Corporation which owns the Fischel pharmacies .
Following the purchase of the Costa Rican company Atlas, the Mexican group Mabe has near total monopoly of the household appliances sector.
The company Mabeca has filed an appeal citing unconstitutionality with the Sala IV (Constitutional Court) of Costa Rica, claiming disproportionality in the fine of $2.3 million that has been applied to them.
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