UTPs: Administrative Court upholds CCA decision sanctioning NTL 450,000 Kuna for imposition of unfair trading practices

The Administrative Court in Zagreb completely rejected the statement of claim of Narodni trgovački lanac d.o.o. (NTL) in the administrative dispute against the decision of the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA).

On 21 May 2019 the CCA adopted a decision establishing that the re-tailer NTL used its superior bargaining position by imposing unfair trading practices within the meaning of the Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act) on one of its suppliers and imposed the fine for the infringement concerned in the amount of HRK 450,000.

The ruling of the Administrative Court in Zagreb is still not legally valid on the account of the fact that NTL can appeal to the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia.

More details about the previously taken decision of the CCA are available here: http://www.aztn.hr/en/ntl-sanctioned-for-imposing-unfair-trading-practices/