The Commission for Protection of Competition adopted guidelines for the companies in order to harmonize their internal documents with relevant competition rules.
The main purpose of these guidelines is to help market participants in drafting their internal documents to be in compliance with competition regulations. Thus, the Commission provided basic guidelines on how to develop a business compliance program, how to conduct self-assessment of company risk, how to educate employees in this respect, what are the specific risks in business and how to identify them, and gave practical recommendations on what is desirable/undesirable behavior among market participants in terms of protection of competition in the market.
See the full text of the guidelines on the website of the Commission for Protection of Competition https://www.kzk.gov.rs/kzk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Smernice-za-izradu-programa-uskladjenosti-poslovanja-sa-propisima-o-za%C5%A1titi-konkurencije.pdf
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.