THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FOOD CARTEL RESULTED IN CRIMINAL ACTS
The Indonesian Government guarantees human rights. Human beings have the right to live and
defend their life. To achieve prosperity, the government needs the community’s participation in
food industries. However, their desire to exploit the benefits from the food industry would turn
into big consequences. Other business will suffer losses if there is unhealthy competition in the
market. To explain the implementation of the food cartel resulted in criminal acts and
punishments. This study uses a normative law statue approach and conceptual approach. The
material used for this paper is divided into primary material, which is taken form laws and
regulations, and secondary material from various legal publications. The crime of food cartel’s
criminal stated in the law of the Republic of Indonesia No. 5 of 1999 on the Prohibition of
Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition. The implementation of food cartel
resulted in criminal acts could inflict harm, monopoly and unfair competition in business’ world.
The liability of the implementation of food cartel resulted in criminal acts only affect big
corporations. Corporations which act as cartels could be considered as a criminal when they are
proved to do illegal things in business. The penalty given to the criminals could be to pay fine
money and other additional penalties.