Thursday, February 13, 2020

"Canadian court orders major agriculture firms to hand over documents in antitrust probe" (BAYN:Xetra)

From Reuters, February 12:
A Canadian federal court has ordered a group of major agriculture companies to hand over records and communications in an antitrust probe sparked by allegations some businesses tried to block online farm-supply startup Farmers Business Network Inc (FBN).

In a series of court orders issued on Tuesday, Federal Court Justice Denis Gascon said he was satisfied that Canada’s Competition Bureau was conducting an antitrust probe and that the named companies - which include Bayer AG, Corteva Inc and BASF - would have or were likely to have information relevant to the inquiry.

Farm supply wholesalers, including Cargill Inc, Univar Solutions Inc and Federated Co-Operatives Ltd, have also been ordered to produce records. The companies have 60 to 90 calendar days to comply, depending on the specific order....MORE