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 between Plodine and its suppliers, which constitutes sufficient circumstantial evidence for opening of the ex-officio proceeding.
In the course of the proceeding the CCA will investigate all the elements relating to the nature of the business deals in question and the implementation of the provisions thereunder.
The CCA notes here that the mere opening of an infringement procedure against a re-seller, buyer or processor does not mean that the practices at issue constitute unfair trading practices. The CCA decides on the merit on a case-by-case basis, considering all the relevant facts of the case and concrete evidence that substantiate the indications on the basis of which the procedure has been opened in the first place.
In line with its confidentiality obligation, the CCA cannot give comments or provide any information about an ongoing case. Its final decision will be published in its entirety on this website.