The Commission for Protection of Competition (the Commission) initiated ex officio investigation proceedings of potential competition infringement and conducted a dawn-raid of Roaming Electronics, Tehnomania and Comtrade Distribution, in order to determine the existence of a restrictive agreement under Article 10 of the Law on the protection of competition, which restrict competition on the markets of retail and wholesale consumer electronics in the Republic of Serbia. More about this on https://ksel.rs/en/ex-officio-investigation-proceedings-of-potential-competition-infringement-and-conducted-a-dawn-raid/
In February 2021, the Commission extended the ex officio investigation proceeding to Gigatron export-import, Tehnomedia centar, Emmezeta Srbija and XLS Belgrade. The Commission, by analyzing the prices of certain consumer electronics products, established that Tesla brand products are offered at identical or almost identical prices, which the Commission already had in mind when initiating proceedings against Comtrade Distribution.
According to the Commission, these companies in the previous five years were involved in determining resale prices, meaning that these companies did not independently form retail prices of products but that together with Comtrade Distribution participated in price formation.
National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted amendments to the Law on Foreigners and the Law on the Employment of Foreigners, thereby introducing numerous changes. The laws entered into force on August 4, 2023, but their implementation was postponed to February 1, 2024.
From 17 May 2023, submission of application for registration of companies before the Serbian Business Registers’ Agency will be available only in electronic form, via specific user application. Starting from 17 May, electronic application for registration of companies in the SBRA will be mandatory, meaning that paper application will no longer be accepted from this date.
At the beginning of November 2022, the Serbian Competition Authority initiated several ex officio investigations against different market participants.