The aim of the protection of market competition is primarily to create benefits for consumers and equal conditions for all entrepreneurs on the market, who, acting in accordance with the existing rules and competing on the market with the quality, price and innovation of their products and services, contribute to the overall development of the economy.

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OECD Competition Committee meeting in Paris

At the meeting of the OECD Competition Committee held in Paris from 10 – 14 June 2024 the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) was represented by the vice-president of the Competition Council Branimira Kovačević, MA.

The CCA collaborates with the OECD twice a year in the Competition Committee in which it has held participant status since June 2016, and once a year in the Global Forum on Competition, where participation is open to all global jurisdictions, regardless of the country’s OECD membership.

The meetings of the Competition Committee were structured as best practice roundtables on competition policy including the written and oral contributions from the participants on the following topics:

Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations

Monopolisation, Moat building and Entrenchment Strategies

Artificial Intelligence, Data and Competition

Pro-competitive Industrial Policy

The Intersection between Competition and Data Privacy

The CCA representative participated with her written and oral contributions on the first day of the meeting regarding competition and regulated professions, whereas she had a written contribution submitted regarding the data and cases handled in 2023 and described in the Annual report of the CCA for 2023.