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Annex 4-C

Canadian Competition Bureau

Penalties Imposed in Cases Against International Cartels for Violations of the Competition Act

Date Company / Individual Product Section of
the Act
Penalty
1999
OCT 27
Andreas Hauri (Swiss national and former executive of Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd) Bulk Vitamins
Citric Acid
45(1)(c) $175,000
$75,000
TOTAL:
$ 250, 000
1999
OCT 26
Roussel Canada Inc. (Canada) Bulk Vitamins 46(1) $370,000
TOTAL:
$ 370, 000
1999
OCT 26
Hoechst AG (Germany)
Eastman Chemical Company (United States)
Sorbates 45(1)(c) $2,500,000
$780,000
TOTAL:
$ 3, 280, 000
1999
OCT 25
Dr. Roland Brönnimann
(Swiss national and former executive of Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd)
Bulk Vitamins 45(1)(c) $250,000
TOTAL:
$ 250, 000
1999
SEPT 24
Chinook Group Limited (Canada) Choline Chloride 45(1)(c) $2,250,000
TOTAL:
$ 2, 250, 000
1999
SEPT 22
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Switzerland)
BASF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
Rhône-Poulenc S.A. (France)
Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Eisai Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Bulk Vitamins 45(1)(c) $48,000,000
$18,000,000
$ 14, 000, 000
$ 2, 500, 000
$ 2, 000, 000
1999
SEPT 22
BASF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) Choline Chloride 45(1)(c) $1,000,000
TOTAL:
$ 1, 000, 000
1999
SEPT 22
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Switzerland) Citric Acid 45(1)(c) $2,900,000
TOTAL:
$ 2, 900, 000
1999
SEPT 17
Russell Cosburn (Canadian and former executive of Chinook Group, Ltd.) Choline Chloride 45(1)(c)
nine months prison
and 50 hours of
community service
1999
JULY 23
Akzo Nobel Chemicals B.V. (The Netherlands)
Brglucona B.V. (the Netherlands)
Sodium Gluconate 45(1)(c) $350,000
$350,000
TOTAL:
$ 700, 000
1999
MAY 25
Roquettes Frères (France) Sodium Gluconate 45(1)(c) $700,000
TOTAL:
$ 700, 000
1999
MARCH 18
UCAR Inc. (Canada) Graphite Electrodes 46(1) $11,000,000
TOTAL:
$ 11, 000, 000
1999
FEB 15
Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Japan) Sodium Gluconate 45(1)(c) $360,000
TOTAL:
$ 360, 000
1998
OCT 21
Jungbunzlauer International AG (Switzerland)
Haarmann & Reimer Corporation (United States)
Sodium Gluconate
Citric Acid
45(1)(c) $100,000
$1,900,000
$4, 700, 000
TOTAL:
$ 6, 700, 000
1998
JULY 23
Ajinomoto Co. Inc. (Japan)
Sewon America, Inc. (United States)
Lysine 45(1)(c) $3,500,000
$70,000
TOTAL:
$ 3, 570, 000
1998
MAY 27
Archer Daniels Midland Company (United States) Lysine
Citric Acid
45(1)(c) $14,000,000
$2,000,000
TOTAL:
$ 16, 000, 000
1997
FEB 17
Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Ltd. ( Japan) Fax Paper 45(1)(c)
61(1)(B)
$750,000
$100,000
TOTAL:
$ 850, 000
1996
JULY 16
New Oji Paper Company Limited (Japan) Fax Paper 45(1)(c) $600,000
TOTAL:
$ 600, 000
1995
DEC 18
Rittenhouse Ribbons & Rolls Ltd. (Canada) Fax Paper 61(6) $98,000
TOTAL:
$ 98, 000
1995
SEPT 27
Canada Pipe Company Ltd. (Canada) Pipe 45(1)(c) $2,500,000
TOTAL:
$ 2, 500, 000
1994
AUG 5
Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan)
Mitsubishi Canada Limited (Canada)
Fax Paper 45(1)(c)
46(1)
61(1)(b)
61(1)(b)
$500,000
$250,000
$ 125, 000
$ 75, 000
TOTAL:
$ 950, 000
1994
JULY 12
Kanzaki Specialty Papers Inc.
(United States)
Fax Paper 45(1)(c) $950,000
TOTAL:
$ 950, 000
1993
NOV 19
Sumitomo Canada Limited (Canada) Chemical Insecticide 46(1) $1,250,000
TOTAL:
$ 1, 250, 000
1993
JUNE 11
Chemagro Limited (Canada) Chemical Insecticide
Biological Insecticide
46(1)
45(1)(c)
$1,250,000
$ 750, 000
TOTAL:
$ 1, 250, 000

Prepared by the Canadian Competition Bureau (Jan. 2000)
Available through the Competition Bureau's web site: http://competition.ic.gc.ca