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)

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 liberalization and abolition of production caps on sugar beet in the internal market. The end of EU sugar quota system on 1 October 2017 was the end of all formal and structural barriers in the sugar market that in 2018 lead to the increase in the sugar production by 8.1 per cent compared with the year before the liberalization. The EU reforms in the period from 2000 – 2012 decreased the number of sugar plants by almost 60 per cent. Given the fact that at the time concerned Croatia was not an EU Member

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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), 8 May 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2019, Art. N° 90626

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