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President of the Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture visits CCA

Marijana Petir, the president of the Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture, visited the Croatian Competition Agency on 22 January.  The aim of this working visit was to get acquainted with the members of the Council and the heads of the expert staff. and to get a more detailed insight into the operation of the CCA.

The CCA is responsible for its work to the Croatian Parliament and every year, through an exhaustive Annual Report, it reports about its activities to the Parliament and its Committee for Agriculture.

During the meeting, the heads of the expert staff briefly explained the challenges they face on a daily basis, mostly due to insufficient resources and the increasing volume of work, and how each department of the CCA operates.

Special interest was dedicated to the Department of Unfair Trading Practices and the revised Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act), that provides a clear definition of unfair trading practices, broader procedural powers of the CCA, and the institutional collaboration and strengthening at the European level with the view to correcting the present disturbances in the supply chain of agricultural and food products.