Penalties imposed—International cartels

This section summarizes penalties imposed by the courts to businesses and individuals in relation to contraventions under the legislation enforced by the Bureau.

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2016

2016 — Penalties imposed—international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Provision of the Competition Act (unless otherwise specified) Penalty
Nishikawa Rubber Co. 2016-07-20 Japanese manufacturer of automotive parts s. 47
Bid-rigging

s. 45
Conspiracy
US$130 million fine
Showa Corporation 2016-04-01 Manufacturer and supplier of automobile components s. 47
Bid-rigging

s. 45
Conspiracy
$13 million fine

2015

2015 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Provision of the Competition Act (unless otherwise specified) Penalty
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. 2015-12-09 Manufacturer of automobile and truck tires and other rubber components s. 47
Bid-rigging

s. 45
Conspiracy
$1.7 million fine

2014

2014 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Provision of the Competition Act (unless otherwise specified) Penalty
DENSO Corporation 2014-08-20 Supplier of motor vehicle components s. 47
Bid-rigging

s. 45
Conspiracy
$2.45 million fine
Panasonic Corporation 2014-02-20 Japanese
motor
vehicle
components
s. 47
Bid-rigging
s. 45
Conspiracy
$4.7 million fine
Paul Price 2014-01-31 Cross-border
fraud
s. 52.1(3)(a)
Deceptive telemarketing
10 years in prison
NSK Ltd. 2014-01-30 Japanese
motor
vehicle
components
s. 47
Bid-rigging
$4.5 million fine

2013

2013 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Provision of the Competition Act (unless otherwise specified) Penalty
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. 2013-08-20 Air cargo s. 45
Conspiracy
$975,000 fine
JTEKT Corporation 2013-07-12 Japanese bearings manufacturer s. 47
Bid-rigging
$5 million fine
Cathay Pacific
Airways Limited
2013-06-20 Air cargo s. 45
Conspiracy
$1.5 million fine
Yazaki Corporation 2013-04-18 Japanese Auto Parts Supplier s. 47
Bid-rigging

s. 45
Conspiracy
$30 million fine
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. 2013-04-04 Japanese Auto Parts Supplier s. 47
Bid-rigging

s. 45
Conspiracy
$5 million fine

2012

2012 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Section of the Act Penalty
Maxzone Auto Parts
(Canada) Corp.
2012-05-03 Aftermarket auto lighting s. 47
Bid-rigging
$1.5 million fine
Yellow Business Marketing Ltd.

Yellow Publishing Ltd.

Yellow Data Services Ltd.

Yellow Page Marketing B.V.
Backoffice Support SL

Brandon Marsh
Jan Marks
Steve Green
2012-03-02 Online business
directory listing
s. 52.1(3)(a)
Deceptive telemarketing
Pay administrative monetary
penalties totalling $9,035,000

Publish corrective notices
on websites hosted at any
of the domain names

Pay full restitution
to the victims of the scam

2011

2011 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Section of the Act Penalty
Business Directory Scam 2011-07-28 Online business
directory listing
s. 52.1
Deceptive telemarketing
Administrative monetary penalties totalling $11,550,000

Publish corrective notices

Pay restitution to the victims of this scam
Kason Industries Inc. 2011-03-08 Commercial food service equipment s. 45
Conspiracy
$250,000 fine

2010

2010 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Section of the Act Penalty
Panasonic Corporation 2010-11-03 Compressors s. 45
Conspiracy
$1,500,000 fine
Cargolux Airlines International S.A. 2010-10-28 Air cargo surcharges s. 45
Conspiracy
$2,500,000 fine
Embraco North America Inc. 2010-10-27 Compressors s. 45
Conspiracy
$1,500,000 fine
Solvay Chemicals Inc. 2010-05-12 Hydrogen peroxide s. 45
Conspiracy
$2,500,000 fine

2009

2009 — Penalties imposed — international cartels
Company/Individual Date Product Section of the Act Penalty
British Airways PLC 2009-10-30 Air cargo surcharges s. 45
Conspiracy
$4,5000,000 fine
Qantas Airways Limited 2009-07-07 Air cargo surcharges s. 45
Conspiracy
$155,000 fine
Société Air France (Air France) 2009-06-26 Air cargo surcharges s. 45
Conspiracy
$4,000,000 fine
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) 2009-06-26 Air cargo surcharges s. 45
Conspiracy
$5,000,000 fine
Martinair Holland N.V. (Martinair) 2009-06-26 Air cargo surcharges s. 45
Conspiracy
$1,000,000 fine
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