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Euroopan komissio tekee ennalta ilmoittamatonta tarkastusta UPM:n toimitiloissa

Euroopan komission kilpailuviranomainen on aloittanut tänään ennalta ilmoittamattoman tarkastuksen UPM:n toimitiloissa. Komissio on ilmaissut huolensa siitä, että tarkastuksen kohteena olevat sellumarkkinoilla toimivat yhtiöt ovat saattaneet rikkoa EU:n kilpailuoikeussääntöjä, jotka koskevat kartellien ja kilpailun rajoittamista koskevien käytäntöjen estämistä.

UPM:llä ei tässä vaiheessa ole tietoa tarkastuksen lopputuloksesta. UPM tukee komissiota sen tutkinnassa, eikä voi kommentoida käynnissä olevaa tutkintaa.

Kommission aihetta koskeva englanninkielinen tiedote alla.

Antitrust: Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the wood
pulp sector

Brussels, 12 October 2021
On 12 October 2021, the European Commission is conducting unannounced inspections in locations
in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the wood pulp sector.

The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU antitrust rules
that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices (Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of
the European Union). The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the
relevant national competition authorities.

Wood pulp is a dry fibrous material made from wood, which is used to manufacture different paper
products (tissue, writing paper, paperboard, etc.).

Unannounced inspections are a preliminary step in an investigation into suspected anticompetitive
practices. The fact that the Commission carries out such inspections does not mean that the
companies are guilty of anti-competitive behaviour nor does it prejudge the outcome of the
investigation itself.

The Commission fully respects the rights of defence in its antitrust proceedings, in particular the
right of companies to be heard.

The inspections have been conducted in compliance with all coronavirus health and safety protocols
to ensure the security of those involved.

There is no legal deadline to complete inquiries into anticompetitive conduct. Their duration depends
on a number of factors, including the complexity of each case, the extent to which the undertakings
concerned co-operate with the Commission and the scope of the exercise of the rights of defence.

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