On the 3 August the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) added a note on its website stating that it has closed its criminal cartel investigation into suspected cartel activity in the supply of products for use in the agricultural sector. The OFT commenced the criminal cartel investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002 in April 2010 when it executed a search warrant at a business address in the West Midlands in connection with this criminal investigation. The OFT now states that, following a thorough investigation, it has decided that there is insufficient evidence for any individual to be charged with the cartel offence. Read more