The basic characteristics of a cartel are production control and price control. Production limitations imposed by members of the cartel enables them to set and control the price of their product. For the successful operation of a cartel, the members must be the exclusive or major suppliers of the product, and their interests must not conflict. The small members of a cartel, as a rule, benefit most from the organization, for through the limits set by the big producers, they obtain higher prices for their products. However, when the big producer sees great opportunities for the expansion of its market it abandons the small producers and floods the market, thus forcing the small producers out. 1