Netherlands: Farmers' Union calls to file a claim for damages following the formation of cartel in the egg trade
Regulation & Compliances
Published Nov 30, 2023
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has determined that a cartel formation in the egg industry lasted from April 2015 to August 2019, impacting suppliers in the Netherlands, northwest Germany, and Belgium. The Flemish Farmers' Union has joined the Dutch interest groups in seeking compensation for the damages caused by the cartel through the independent Egg Cartel Damage Foundation. Laying hen farmers from both countries are eligible to register for the free claim, including those who supplied industrial eggs, other buyers, and suppliers of table eggs.
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The cartel formation started on April 15, 2015 and ended on August 1, 2019, as determined by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). These agreements not only affected suppliers of the cartelists, but also suppliers to other customers and suppliers of table eggs in the Netherlands, northwest Germany and Belgium. The Farmers' Union now ensures that Flemish laying hen farmers can also join the Dutch egg cartel claim. During a professional group evening on Wednesday, November 22, Stefan Tuinenga from the Amsterdam law firm Lindenbaum explained the damage claim. The Flemish Farmers' Union joins the Dutch interest groups in the procedure through the independent Egg Cartel Damage Foundation. This foundation, led by former poultry farmer Jan Willem Lagerweij, aims to recover the damage suffered by poultry farmers from the cartelists. If the cartellists propose reasonable compensation, a settlement is possible at ...