Killer fines for pes­ti­cide sell­ers

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

Frank­furt am Main – Ger­man com­pe­ti­tion au­thor­i­ties said yes­ter­day they had stung seven pes­ti­cide whole­salers with a €155 mil­lion (R2.4 bil­lion) fine over a 17-year long col­lu­sion on prices.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions have shown the com­pa­nies agreed on price lists for plant pro­tec­tion prod­ucts in the spring and au­tumn of each year be­tween 1998 and ... 2015,” the pres­i­dent of the com­pe­ti­tion watch­dog, An­dreas Mundt, said.

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