News archive

09. October 2019

CCA opens UTPs infringement proceeding against buyer of watermelons

The Croatian Competition Agency opened ex-officio infringement proceedings in respect of alleged unfair trading practices against FRAGARIA NERETVA d.o.o. from Opuzen with the view to establishing whether the buyer of watermelons imposed unfair conditions on its suppliers.

09. October 2019

Competition Day in Ljubljana

Ana Pavlaković Skočić (Croatian Competition Authority) presented the use of remedies in recent cases in Croatia.

09. October 2019

CCA approved Geoplin/Crodux Plin merger

The Croatian Competition Agency cleared the proposed concentration between Geoplin d.o.o., acquiring control over the natural gas part of the business of the undertaking Crodux Plin d.o.o. za trgovinu i usluge.

02. September 2019

Unfair trading practices – CCA imposes HRK 350,000 fine on FRAGRARIA

The Croatian Competition Agency found that the Croatian buyer of watermelons FRAGRARIA used its strong bargaining power and imposed unfair trading practices on the suppliers of watermelons within the meaning of the Croatian Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act). FRAGRARIA was fined HRK 350,000.

25. July 2019

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 septic tanks, holding tanks and black holes. The members of the cartel were imposed fines in the total amount of 141,000 Kuna.

25. July 2019

CCA Grocery Retail Market Inquiry for 2018: Distinct rising trend in groceries retail

In 2018 the realized turnover of the sample analysed by the Croatian Competition Agency has risen by 7 % or 2.5 HKR billion compared with 2017. The rise is more prominent than in the year before when it was 3.2 %. The market inquiry indicates the rise in the total number of outlets by 2 % (91 outlets) and the increase in the net sales space also by 2 % (23,700 m2).

12. July 2019

CCA accepts the third report of the monitoring trustee in HT/Optima

In July 2019 the Croatian Competition Agency accepted the Third semi-annual report of Deloitte d.o.o. - the Trustee monitoring the implementation of the remedies under the decision on conditionally approved concentration between the undertakings HT and Optima, and ordered that the Fourth semi-annual report should contain the explicit reference to concrete comments submitted by the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) attached to the Third semi-annual report.