CCA is the national regulator for the implementation of the Digital Markets Act

The Regulation on the implementation of the Regulation (EU) 2022/1925 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2022 on contestable and fair markets in the digital…

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Commission Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competition law

14.02.2024

Commission Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competition law More information: C_2023_6789_1_EN_ACT_part1_v3

High Administrative Court rejects the claims of Massive Panels against the CCA decision in the case: CCA v Croatian forestry and woodland management company – Hrvatske šume

12.02.2024

In its ruling of 10 January 2024, the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia (VUSRH) rejected the statement of claim of the undertaking Massive Panels d.o.o. and upheld…

CCA opens infringement procedure against telecoms and Croatian Employers Association for alleged sharing of sensitive commercial information

07.02.2024

Following the indications of alleged sharing of sensitive commercial information, on 28 December 2023 the CCA opened the infringement procedure against the undertakings Hrvatski Telekom d.d. (HT), A1 Hrvatska d.o.o.…

Report from the Commission to the council and the European parliament update on competition enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector (2018-2022)

30.01.2024

This Report provides an overview of how the Commission and the national competition authorities of the EU Member States (‘European competition authorities’) have enforced EU antitrust and merger rules concerning medicines and certain other medical products in the period 2018-2022. It also reports…

EUR 15,000 fine for ULTRA GROS for imposing unfair trading practices

25.01.2024

The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) fined ULTRA GROS d.o.o. from Zagreb EUR 15,000 for the infringement of the Croatian Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business…

Implementation of the UTPs Act: CCA opens proceeding against retailer Decentia

24.01.2024

The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened an infringement proceeding within the meaning of the Act on prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act) with…

Initiative

Report any form of distortion of market competition. Any legal or natural person who has a legal or economic interest in it, as well as a professional or economic interest association, a chamber of entrepreneurs, a consumer association, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, state bodies administrations and bodies of local and regional self-government units.

Cartel

A cartel is the most serious form of distortion of market competition. Discovering cartels and punishing the participants is one of the most important tasks of the Agency. However, given that prohibited agreements - cartels are usually secret agreements between entrepreneurs, their detection is an extremely difficult and complex task. For this reason, information about suspected cartel existence in certain markets is one of the key tools for sanctioning cartel participants.

Reporting bid-rigging in public procurement procedures

Competition rules also apply to public procurement procedures but only to undertakings that act as bidders in these procedures.

Public Procurement

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Prevention of conflicts of interest and corruption in the field of public procurement

Pursuant to Article 80, Paragraph 2 of the Public Procurement Act (Official Gazette, No. 120/16), there are no economic entities with which the Croatian Competition Agency, as a public contracting authority, may not enter into public procurement contracts.