Due to the competition present in the market economy, we notice every year several cases of settlement in different sectors.
Obviously, the automobile sector has not escaped. Due to the complexity of a competitive market, the European Commission has to regulate the number of cartels by means of rules against anti-competitive behavior. Despite that, some factories, in order to keep up, resorted to unlawful means.
The European Commission faces, therefore, various cartels. Those in car sectors are apparently recurrent. In earlier years, several different cases have been “constater”. On the European Commission website, there are tracks of approximatively fifteen cases involving automotive sectors since 1998. In breach of EU antitrust rules, the six suppliers exchanged sensitive information and also coordinated prices or markets.