In 2016 the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) examined the allegations of cartel-like practices involving 32 feedlotters. The KPPU later decided that the said companies had conspired to influence beef prices around the Greater Jakarta area. They were ordered to pay a fine commensurate to the extent of their involvement in the conspiracy. Two companies accepted the punishment, while 30 companies decided to file an objection at the Central Jakarta District Court. The companies that objected to the decision asked the Panel of Judges to conduct an additional examination before continuing with the trial. Nevertheless, the Panel of Judges declined the request and rejected the objection in the hearing held on August 1, 2017. The companies refused to surrender and filed for reconsideration (PK). At the end of 2019, the Supreme Court declined the objections, and on July 24, 2020, the KPPU announced the reconsideration decision as legally binding.
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