A cartel is formed when competitors make an agreement, an arrangement or conspire to lessen or prevent competition. The most common forms of cartel conduct include rigging bids, fixing prices, market allocation, and output restriction. Cartels are illegal because they lead to higher prices, decreased product choice and less innovation.
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When independent businesses act together to lessen or prevent competition.
Safe and confidential ways to contact the Bureau.
From investigation to criminal prosecution.
Criminal charges, fines and imprisonment.
Provisions that prohibit cartels.
How to comply with the law if you work in infrastructure.
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