On 27 May 2011, EVA Airways Corporation (‘EVA’) agreed to plead guilty and pay US$13.2 million as criminal fine in a price-fixing conspiracy in the air cargo industry. EVA was charged with conspiring with other airlines to fix cargo base rates (fees for international air shipments) that were being monitored and enforced in accordance with the airlines’ arrangement. Under the plea agreement, EVA will pay the fine and also cooperate with the DOJ investigations. The plea agreement will become final once it is approved by the court. This decision is part of the ongoing investigation into the price fixing cartel in the aviation industry where a total of 22 airlines and 21 executives have been charged so far.