News

16. April 2019

Unfair trading practices – CCA imposes its first sanction on PLODINE

The Croatian Competition Agency found that the Croatian re-seller PLODINE d.d. used its strong bargaining power and imposed unfair trading practices on the supplier of fresh meat EKRO BV from the Netherlands within the meaning of the Croatian Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act). The fine amounts to HRK 1.008 million.

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.