Honduran Sugar Producers Sanctioned for Anti-Competitive Practices

Six of the seven sugar mills operating in Honduras were fined a total of $ 3.2 million for monopolistic practices.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

These are Chumbagua mills, CAHS, Yojoa, Choluteca, La Grecia and Tres Valles.

Elheraldo.hn published, "The penalty responds to violations of the Competition Law, specifically regarding Article 5, paragraph 1, which prohibits contracts, agreements, concerted practices, combinations or arrangements between competitors or competing operators with the purpose of establishing prices, fees or discounts."

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Companies Investigated for Unfair Competition

December 2012

In Costa Rica five companies may have coordinated their bids in a contest to award the local municipal administration of a sporting event.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that "The companies BGL Consultores Internacionales INC S. A., MPCM Desarrollos S.A., Cooperativa de Vivienda R.L.

Telephone Companies Fined for Anti-Competitive Practices

January 2012

The Superintendency for Competition in El Salvador has sanctioned four telephone companies for agreeing jointly to a single fee for the provision of one of their services.

The Board (CD) of the Superintendencia de Competencia (SC) fined Telemóvil, Telefonica, Digicel and Intelfon a total of $1,215,497.94 for agreeing to jointly fix the rate of $ 0.21 plus VAT per minute for calls from the traditional local phone network to a mobile phone.

Franchises and Anti-Competitive Practices

July 2012

Competition authorities tend to allow franchises to engage in certain behaviors that would usually be prohibited.

From Issue No. 151 of the Bulletin of Competition from the Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM) in Costa Rica:

FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS AND THEIR ASSESSMENT BY LAW No. 7472. RECORD OP-06-12.

Alba Petróleos Fined in El Salvador

November 2013

The company was fined $759,924 for failing to petition the Salvadorian Superintendency of Competition to approve to purchase of nine service stations.

In addition to the financial penalty, the Superintendencia de Competencia (SC) demanded that the company submit within 30 days an application to follow the procedure which should have been done in the beginning.

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