Croatian Competition Authority

Croatian Competition Agency (Zagreb)

The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) is a legal person with public authority which was established by the Decision of the Croatian Parliament of 20 September 1995 and became operative in early 1997. CCA independently and autonomously performs the activities within its scope and powers and is accountable for the delivery of its objectives to the Croatian Parliament.

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6664 Bulletin

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority fines companies for price fixing cartel in the sewage treatment market (Daska / Krtolin / Jole / Garma-promet / Kula)

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Price fixing cartel in the sewage treatment market – CCA imposes fines* The Croatian Competition Agency detected a prohibited agreement – cartel between five undertakings in the Šibenik region who fixed the price in the provision of pumping out, transportation and disposal of human waste from (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority opens an infringement proceeding against a winemaker after the contracts concluded with its suppliers of grapes (Iločki podrumi)

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UTPs infringement proceeding against winemaker ILOČKI PODRUMI* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened the infringement proceeding against the undertaking Iločki podrumi after having examined the contracts concluded between the winemaker and its suppliers of grapes. The CCA notes here that (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority opens an infringement proceeding against a mass retailer following the detection of several possibly contestable provisions in its contracts concluded with its suppliers (PEMO)

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CCA opens UTPs infringement proceeding against re-seller PEMO* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened the infringement proceeding against the undertaking PEMO from Dubrovnik after having detected one or more unclear and possibly contestable provisions in the contracts concluded between (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority clears a merger in the sugar market within the context of full liberalization and abolition of production caps on sugar beet in the internal market (Viro Grupa / Tvornica šećera Osijek)

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CCA clears joint venture in sugar market created by Viro Grupa and Tvornica šećera Osijek* The concentration on the basis of which a joint venture is created in the sugar production and the wholesale business means the consolidation of the sugar market in Croatia as a result of full (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority opens a proceeding against a soft drink company having potentially concluded an agreement containing exclusive purchasing obligations (Coca-Cola Hrvatska)

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CCA opens administrative proceeding against Coca-Cola Hrvatska* The Croatian Competition Agency opened an ex-officio infringement proceeding with the view to establishing whether the company Coca-Cola HBC Hrvatska d.o.o. from Zagreb had concluded a prohibited agreement and had been engaged in (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority opens an ex-officio proceeding against a dominant reseller suspected to impose restrictives clauses to its suppliers (Plodine)

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CCA opens UTPs infringement proceeding against re-seller PLODINE* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened the infringement proceeding against the undertaking Plodine from Rijeka after having detected one or more unclear and possibly contestable provisions in the contracts concluded (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority issues an opinion forcing a professional association to align its pricelists with competition rules (Croatian association of forestry engineers)

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Croatian association of forestry engineers must align its pricelists with competition rules* Based on the writing received from the Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) issued its opinion on the proposed Ordinance on pricelists for (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Agency finds that a company did not abuse its dominant position in the provision of repair and maintenance services for cars (Grand Auto)

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The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) found that the undertaking Grand Auto from Zagreb did not abuse its dominant position in the provision of repair and maintenance services for the car-makes Land Rover and Jaguar in the territory of the Republic of Croatia. The sole fact that Grand Auto has (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority fines an undertaking for resale price maintenance in the white goods and small household appliances market (Gorenje)

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Gorenje Zagreb fined more than HRK 1.5 mil for resale price maintenance* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) imposed a fine on the undertaking Gorenje Zagreb amounting to HRK 1.557,000. The CCA found within the proceeding that Gorenje Zagreb entered into a prohibited agreement containing (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority accepts remedies proposed by a distributor of motor vehicle parts and accessories suspected to have concluded anticompetitive vertical agreements (Drezga)

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CCA accepted committments by Drezga d.o.o.* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened the ex-officio infringement proceeding against the undertaking Drezga d.o.o., an authorised distributor for Husqvarna Group products, based on the fact that the contracts this undertaking concluded with (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority refuses to open infringement proceedings on the market of telecommunications equipment because the alleged infringer does not hold a dominant position (Ericsson NT)

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Ericsson Nikola Tesla: Initiative for abuse of dominance dismissed* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) dismissed the initiative for the initiation of the infringement proceedings for the establishment of abuse of a dominant position against the undertaking Ericsson Nikola Tesla (Ericsson (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Agency adopts interim measures aiming at ending abusive behaviour implemented by an undertaking in the burial service market (Flora VTC)

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Proceeding and interim measure for undertaker Flora VTC* Within the proceeding against the undertaker Flora VTC from Virovitica the CCA will establish whether the undertaking in question has been engaged in abusive behaviour on the basis of the applicable Prices for Funeral Services in the (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority closes its procedure concerning an alleged resale price maintenance in the market of the distributors of motorcycles and scooters (Piaggio Hrvatska)

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No infringement of competition rules for Piaggio Hrvatska* Neither direct nor indirect evidence was found in the proceeding that was conducted against the undertaking Piaggio Hrvatska based on the alleged resale price maintenance provisions in the vertical agreements with its buyers. In other (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority concludes that a dominant company did not engage in predatory conduct and therefore did not abuse of its dominance in the postal services market (Hrvatska pošta)

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Hrvatska pošta was not engaged in predatory conduct and therefore did not abuse its dominant position* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) found that Hrvatska pošta (HP) did not distort competition in the provision of postal services concerning items of correspondence (so called universal (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority accepts the remedies proposed by a dominant undertaking on the market of pyrotechnic products (Mirnovec pirotehnika)

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CCA orders Mirnovec pirotehnika to change lease and business cooperation agreements* Similar as in the recent proceeding that it carried out against the undertaking Orion in the same relevant market the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened the ex officio proceeding following the initiative (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian High Administrative Court rules on the lack of capacity for the National Bank to file a claim against a decision of the Competition Authority (HNB)

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High Administrative Court dismisses the claim filed by the Croatian National Bank against the CCA decision* The High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia dismissed the claim filed by the Croatian National Bank (HNB) against the decision of the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) on (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority acknowledges implementation of the structural divestment remedies and the conduct behavioural remedies imposed to a merger in the retail sector (Agrokor)

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Agrokor complies with its commitment to divest its outlets under the decision of the CCA* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) accepted the second report of the trustee on the implementation of the structural divestment remedies and the conduct (behavioural) remedies in the concentration (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority carries out a legal analysis of the legislative framework regulating the road safety and the criteria prescribed for setting an adequate number of driving schools in Croatia

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The limitation of the number of driving schools in unwelcome in the sense of competition rules* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) carried out a legal analysis of the legislative framework regulating the road safety and the criteria prescribed for setting an adequate number of driving (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority issues an opinion indicating that the decision of a town allowing advertising only to economic operators established in its territory contravenes with competition law (Town of Vodice)

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In the Town of Vodice local municipality decision contravenes with Competition Act* The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) addressed in its opinion the behaviour of the Town of Vodice and its decision under which with the consent of the Major it exceptionally allows provision of advertising for (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority concludes that an association of insurers and its members did not breach competition law when deciding to temporarily revoke the power of one member to issue motor insurance certificates (Croatian Insurance Bureau / Generali Insurance)

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Association of insurers and insurance companies did not breach competition law* In the proceedings the Croatian Competition Agency carried out against the association of insurance companies and 12 undertakings who are its members no evidence was found that the decision to revoke the power of (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority accepts commitments proposed by a company operating in the provision of specialised IT support to leasing companies (Gemicro)

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Gemicro committments accepted* In the proceeding against the undertaking Gemicro the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) accepted the committments made by Gemicro for the removal of anticompetitive effects and restoration of competition in the provision of specialised IT support to leasing (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority clears a merger in the electronic publishing market and in the electronic publishing advertising market (Adriatic Media / Sedam Mora)

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CCA clears electronic media merger between Sedam Mora and Adriatic Media* The CCA cleared in the first phase the acquisition of direct control of the undertaking Sedam Mora over the undertaking Adriatic Media given that its assessment proved that the concentration concerned would not produce (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority clears a merger in the markets of radio broadcasting and radio advertising (Nautical Centre Prgin / County Radio Šibenk)

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CCA clears concentration between Nautical Centre Prgin and County Radio Šibenk* The CCA cleared in the first phase the acquisition of sole control of the undertaking NCP Nautički centar Prgin – Remontno brodogradilište Šibenik (NCP Nautical Centre and Shipyard) over the undertaking Županijski radio (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Authority issues two cartel decisions concerning the personal protection market and the market of provision of berth and mooring services (Sokol Marić / AKD-Zaštita / Securitas Hrvatska)

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Two cartel decisions by the CCA* The Croatian Competition Agency adopted two decisions on prohibited horizontal agreements, first, in the provision of personal protection services involving seven undertakings and second, in the provision of berth and mooring services, where nine undertakings (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia confirms the fine imposed by the Croation Competition Agency on an undertaking for failing to notify the proposed merger (Andre)

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The owner of Novi list loses the court challenge* The action of the undertaking Andre d.o.o. from Pula was dismissed in its entirety by the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia. Namely, the High Administrative Court upheld the decision of the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Agency imposes symbolic fines on two undertakings for having implemented an anticompetitive vertical agreement in the beer market taking into account the fact that the duration of the agreement was relatively short and the fact that the parties voluntarily changed the prohibited provisions (Carlsberg and KTC)

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Carlsberg and KTC fined for prohibited vertical agreement* The Croatian Competition Agency declared the agreements entered into by Carlsberg Croatia and KTC Križevci null and void and imposed symbolic sanctions for the infringement of Competition Act to the undertakings concerned in total (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Agency clears a merger in the market of guest accommodation and catering services in hotels, apartments and campsites and in the market of guest accommodation (Plava laguna / Istraturist)

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Approved merger between Plava laguna and Istraturist* The Croatian Competition Agency approved the implementation of the proposed concentration between the undertakings Plava laguna and Istraturist. The concentration in question will produce effects in the following relevant markets: guest (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Agency imposes fines on four companies for having implemented an anticompetitive vertical agreement (Dukat and Konzum / Kutjevo and KTC)

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Press Release published on the official website of the Croatian Competition Agency . Fines for Dukat and Konzum, Kutjevo and KTC* The Croatian Competition Agency declared the agreements entered into by Dukat and Konzum, and Kutjevo and KTC, null and void. At the same time it imposed sanctions (...)

Croatian Competition Authority The Croatian Competition Agency orders interim measures against a car manufacturer for possibly abusing its dominant position (Peugeot Hrvatska / Auto Maksimir)

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Press Release published on the official website of the Croatian Competition Agency . Open Proceeding and Interim Measure for Peugeot Hrvatska* In the proceeding initiated against Peugeot Hrvatska the CCA will establish whether the criteria for joining the authorised repairers’ network had (...)

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