The Moldovan Competition Authority for the first time applies procedural penalties for obstruction of investigation under the new competition law (Voiaj International)

On 30 August 2013 the Moldovan Competition Authority (CC) [1] has adopted a decision sanctioning travel agency SRL Voiaj International & Co for the refusal to provide CC officials access to the business premises during a ‘dawn raid’ and imposed a periodical penalty until the access is enabled. Under the new Competition Act, [2] which entered into force on 14 September 2012 the CC is empowered to conduct ‘dawn raids’ or on-site inspections of the business premises in cases where there is a suspicion that certain documents or other types of evidence can be obtain as a result of such inspection. The conduct of a ‘dawn raid’ is commenced pursuant to the order issued by the President of the CC without

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  • University of Macau - Faculty of Law (Macau)

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Moldovan Competition Authority for the first time applies procedural penalties for obstruction of investigation under the new competition law (Voiaj International), 30 August 2013, e-Competitions August 2013, Art. N° 64857

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