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Sirmiumbus Willing to Undertake Commitments in Order to Eliminate Possible Infringements of Competition

sirmiumbusThe Commission for Protection of Competition is publishing the Proposal of commitments which the party to the proceedings, company Sirmiumbus from Sremska Mitrovica, is voluntarily willing to undertake in order to eliminate possible infringements of competition, containing terms and conditions for execution of the proposed commitments.

Also, the Commission calls upon all interested parties to submit written remarks, positions and opinions on the proposed commitments, no later than 20 days from the date of publication of the notice.

By way of reminder, the Commission for Protection of Competition had instituted ex officio proceedings against company Sirmiumbus d.o.o. Sremska Mitrovica on September 22, 2017, in order to investigate the infringement of competition from Article 16 of the Law on Protection of Competition (abuse of dominance).

On March 14, 2018, company Sirmiumbus has submitted a submission entitled “Request for suspension of proceedings”, amended by a submission of April 19, 2018, headed “Amendment to the request for suspension of proceedings”. The submissions mentioned also contain the proposal of commitments which company Sirmiumbus is voluntarily willing to undertake in order to eliminate possible infringements of competition, containing terms and conditions for taking the measure.

The Commission has established that the proposal of commitments concerned is admissible, timely and submitted by a duly authorized person.

Pursuant to Article 58(1) of the Law, the Commission may enact a conclusion on suspension of investigation of competition infringement, imposing the measure referred to in Article 59 of the Law, if the party, based on the content of the conclusion on instituting proceedings, that is, facts established in the proceedings, submits a proposal of commitments that is voluntarily willing to undertake in order to eliminate possible infringements of competition, containing terms and conditions for taking the measure. Article 58(2) stipulates a deadline by which the party to the proceedings may place such proposal.

Commission Participated as a Guest at the National Convention on the European Union in Niš

kzk-ekofRepresentatives of the Commission for Protection of Competition have participated as guests at the Working group session of the National Convention on the EU which monitors the negotiations on Chapter 8 – Competition policy, held in Niš. This occasion also served as an opportunity to present results to the expert public of Niš of the Phase I of the Sector inquiry into the food, beverages and tobacco retail market in the Republic of Serbia.

Prof. Dr. Marija Radosavljević, Vice-Dean for Scientific Research, has addressed the audience in the opening of the session, followed by keynote addresses given by Marko Obradović, Council member of the Commission for Protection of Competition, Dr. Boban Stojanović, Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics in Niš, and Ivan Đekić, member of the Working group of the National Convention on the European Union and of the Society of Economists of Niš.

The sector inquiry into the retail market prepared by the Commission was presented by Dr. Siniša Milošević, Head of the Economic Analyses Division, and Aleksandra Ravić, Senior Advisor in this sector.

Following the presentation of the analysis, CPC representatives have opened a discussion on the role and importance of presented results and prospects for the retail sector development.