1972

CJEC

Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd v Commission of the European Communities Court of Justice of the EC 48 ILM 106

The commission of the EC imposed a fine on ICI, an English company for infringement of the Treaty of the EC on the ground that the company hand been a party to a concerted practice leading to the fixing of prices for certain dye-stuffs in 1964. In an application to the annulment of the decision the company argued that the commission did not have the power to impose a penalty on a company established in a country outside the Common Market merely because its conduct produced effects within the common market

The decision of the commission was upheld because the decisive influence of the company on its subsidiaries within the common market was conduct within the common market which could be imputed to it.