The European Commission has welcomed a judgment from the ECJ dismissing an action by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) against a judgment of the Court of First Instance. The ECJ upheld the Commission’s October 2001 decision to fine a worldwide Sodium Gluconate cartel (case T-329/01). In particular the ECJ confirmed the fine imposed on ADM. The judgment confirmed that the Commission and the Court of First Instance correctly assessed the gravity of the cartel.