April 12, 2023

CCPC receives two complaints about fertiliser sector

By b1z3d1t0r

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has received two complaints alleging anti-competitive behaviour in the fertiliser sector.

The two complaints have been forwarded to the CCPC’s Enforcement Divisions for examination and review.

It is understood they were made within the last month.

The news comes after the Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Jackie Cahill stated, under Dáil privilege, that “it’s clearly obvious there is a cartel operating”.

Mr Cahill said the price farmers are purchasing fertiliser at is “clearly out of kilter”.

His comment were made at last Wednesday’s sitting of the Oireachtas committee discussing the cost of fertilisers.

The committee heard from a series of speakers from farming organisations who highlighted price disparities for fertiliser here in comparison to Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and France.

The CCPC says it is not in a position to comment further on the complaints received but added individuals can submit information anonymously to the body via its website.