Decision Nº M/03/012 from Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, 2003-07-17

PartiesLithographic Universal Ltd,Smurfit Ireland Ltd
Date17 July 2003
Decision Date17 July 2003
StatusCleared (Phase 1)
CourtCompetition and Consumer Protection Commission (Ireland)
Decision NumberM/03/012
News Release
24th July 2003
Competition Authority clears Smurfit Ireland and
Lithographic Universal printing joint venture
The Competition Authority today (24th July 2003) announced its
determination that the proposed joint venture between Smurfit Ireland
Limited and Lithographic Universal Limited can proceed.
The Competition Authority, in accordance with Section 21(2) of the
Competition Act 2002, has determined that, in its opinion, the result of
the proposed joint venture will not substantially lessen competition in
markets for goods or services in the State and accordingly, that the joint
venture may be put into effect.
The full determination on this matter is available on the Competition
Authority website
For further information contact:
Mark Garrett
Communications Manager, Competition Authority
Tel: 01 8045406 Mobile: 086 6019655 e-mail:

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