Implementation of the UTPs Act: CCA opens administrative proceeding against re-seller SPAR Hrvatska

The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened an administrative proceeding against the undertaking SPAR Hrvatska after having received a complaint indicating concerns with regard to the provisions of the Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act).

The CCA notes here that the mere opening of an administrative procedure against a re-seller 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 or on the basis of which the procedure can be terminated.

In line with its confidentiality obligation, the CCA cannot give comments or provide any information about an ongoing case.

The final decision of the CCA will be published in its entirety on this website.