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11 March 2021
The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) recently closed the infringement proceedings against JASENSKA doo – a tangerine reseller – which had been opened ex officio to investigate potential unfair trade practices. The CCA penalised JASENSKA for violating the Act on the Prohibition of Unfair Commercial Practices in the Food Supply Chain (UTP Act) by using its strong bargaining power. The CCA imposed a monetary fine of HRK350,000 (approximately €46,000) on JASENSKA.
The CCA found that JASENSKA had imposed on its tangerine suppliers the following unfair trading practices:
In addition to imposing the monetary fine, the CCA prohibited any further behaviour that constitutes unfair trade practices and ordered JASENSKA to provide evidence that the agreements with its suppliers have been brought into compliance with the UTP Act.
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