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ACCC launches proceedings against Garuda Indonesia for cargo fuel surcharge price fixing

2-Sep-2009 3:28 PM

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced (02-Aug-09) it has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Garuda Indonesia. The ACCC alleges that between 2001 and 2006, Garuda Indonesia entered into arrangements or understandings with other international cargo carriers that had the purpose or effect of fixing the price of fuel and security surcharges. Garuda is the tenth airline to be the subject of ACCC proceedings for alleged price fixing in the air cargo industry. A directions hearing has been set down for 22-Oct-09. Garuda responded stating it has never imposed fuel surcharges on cargo from Australia and its security surcharge was established without the involvement of other carriers (The Australian, 02-Sep-09). [more]