kzkThe Commission for Protection of Competition in cooperation with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SCC) presented to market participants new Guidelines for the development of business compliance programs with regulations on competition protection.

The presentation was intended for all market participants in order to introduce them to the rules in the field of competition protection and guidelines for the development of the Business Compliance Program with the regulations on competition protection published by the Commission in December last year.

The presentation in Belgrade was attended by more than 70 representatives of market participants and the expert public. This is the first in a series of workshops that the Commission will organize in cooperation with the SCC on this topic, given that it is important to further build the knowledge of market participants, especially small and medium enterprises on competition policy.

The current practice of the Commission for Protection of Competition shows that violations of competition often occur due to lack or insufficient knowledge of market participants. On such basis, the need to raise the level of awareness of market participants about the need and ways to comply with regulations in the field of competition was recognized.

In order to assist market participants in the process of adopting a compliance compliance program, the Commission briefly describes and clarifies these “steps” in these workshops and guidelines in the adoption of such programs as well as competition rules.