UK: Bacardi faces £40m fine for "anti-competitive" behaviour

By Chris Brook-Carter | 3 July 2002

The UK's Office of Fair Trading may fine the global drinks company Bacardi-Martini up to £40m for an alledged breach of UK competition rules. In what it calls a "proposed decision", the OFT wrote to Bacardi this weekend saying why, by entering into a number of agreements requiring pubs and bars to sell only white rum produced by Bacardi, the company had breached fair trading rules. 

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The UK's Office of Fair Trading may fine the global drinks company Bacardi-Martini up to £40m for an alledged breach of UK competition rules. In what it calls a "proposed decision", the OFT wrote to Bacardi this weekend saying why, by entering into a number of agreements requiring pubs and bars to sell only white rum produced by Bacardi, the company had breached fair trading rules. 

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