TACA Antitrust Statement

While naviagating the TACA Member Portal, compliance with the TACA Antitrust Statement is required.


The President of Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) reminds all association members that certain topics are not proper subjects for discussion and consideration at any association meeting of members, officers, directors, or committees, whether formal or informal.  While it is entirely appropriate to meet as an association to discuss common problems and areas of interest, it must be kept in mind that the members are competitors and any action taken to eliminate, restrict, or govern competition among members is a violation of the antitrust laws.  If there is any discussion at association meetings relating to significant factors of competition among members, an inference may be raised that such a discussion among competitors is for the purpose of agreeing upon a common course of business conduct.
Examples of subjects which should never be discussed at association meetings are pricing, surcharges, conditions, terms and prices of service, allocating or sharing of customers, and refusing to deal with a particular supplier or class of suppliers.  Agreements among competitors relating to any of these subjects are per se violations of the antitrust laws, and can lead to severe criminal and civil penalties.
It is essential, therefore, that all necessary steps be taken to prevent any association meeting from becoming a forum for those types of discussions which might lead to an understanding or agreement, expressed or implied, with respect to any essential element of competition.
We urge you to be most vigilant to make certain that your discussions do not stray from the prepared agenda.