What are the penalties?

Charges can be laid against individuals and corporations that engage in cartel offences.

Penalties for conspiracies to fix prices, allocate markets or restrict supply can include fines of up to $25 million and/or up to 14 years of imprisonment.

Penalties for bid‑rigging can include a fine in the discretion of the court and/or up to 14 years of imprisonment.

Cartel victims who have lost money as a result of a conspiracy may take private legal action against cartel participants for damages.

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