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11. April 2019

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 abusive practices within the meaning of the Competition Act.

28. March 2019

Dismissed initiative of A1 for compatibility assessment of concentration between HT and HP – EVO TV

On 4 March 2019 the Croatian Competition Agency dismissed the initiative of A1 regarding the concentration between Hrvatski Telekom and HP Produkcija with respect to the EVO TV business due to the fact that the turnover thresholds for the initiation of the compatibility assessment proceeding in line with the Competition Act in this particular case have not been satisfied nor has the notification obligation been regulated under any specific rules.

26. March 2019

Lack of standing to act against Zagrebačka pivovara

After receiving an anonymous complaint, the Croatian Completion Agency carried out a preliminary market investigation regarding the practices of Zagrebačka pivovara as a supplier of beer for retailers. The preliminary investigation showed that there has been no circumstantial evidence for opening an infringement procedure neither in the sense of the Competition Act nor under the provisions of the Unfair Trading Practices Act.

04. March 2019

CCA opens UTPs infringement proceeding against re-seller PLODINE

The Croatian Competition Agency opened an ex-officio infringement proceeding in respect of alleged unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain against the undertaking Plodine d.d. from Rijeka. The investigation will show whether Plodine used its superior bargaining power in the business deals with its suppliers.

25. February 2019

Croatian dairy market study for 2018

In November 2018 the CCA started a milk sector market study that involves twelve undertakings engaged in milk processing: Dukat, Vindija, Belje, Meggle Hrvatska, Zdenka-Mliječni proizvodi, PIK Rijeka, Mljekara Sinj, KIM, Novi Domil, Mljekara BIZ, Euro-Milk and Mini Mljekara Veronika. The first five on this list (Dukat, Vindija, Belje, Meggle Hrvatska, Zdenka-Mliječni proizvodi) held a combined market share of 88 per cent in the procurement of raw cow milk in Croatia in 2016. In 2017 the combined market share of the first five amounted to 91 per cent.

30. January 2019

One new member of Competition Council, two members reappointed

Based on the decision of the Croatian Parliament of 25 January 2019 two members of the Competition Council –Ljiljana Pavlic, MSc and Denis Matić, LLM, were reappointed for a second five-year term, whereas Mirta Kapural, PhD was appointed a new member after the now former official Tatjana Peroković, MSc has been relieved from duty.

18. December 2018

UTPs infringement procedure in dairy industry

Following an anonymous complaint, the Croatian Competition Agency opened an administrative proceedure against the milk processor and buyer VINDIJA d.d. from Varaždin to investigate whether unfair trading practices have been imposed on the suppliers in the food supply chain.

29. November 2018

CCA investigates possible unfair trading practices in grain business

Within its powers under the Unfair Trading Practices Act the Croatian Competition Agency opened ex-officio administrative proceedings against the grain buyer SLAVONIJA ŽUPANJA d.d. from Županja to investigate whether unfair trading practices have been imposed on the suppliers in the food supply chain.