On 2 December 2020, the Commission has passed the Conclusion by which it has initiated ex officio proceedings against market participants Porsche SCG d.o.o. Beograd, Autokomerc d.o.o. Beograd, Autocentar Manik – ACM Preljina, and Bros Auto d.o.o. Niš, in order to investigate the existence of restrictive agreements which limit the competition on the car sales market in the Republic of Serbia.
Namely, the Commission has determined that the agreements for products/vehicles of the „Audi“ brand contain the provision which enables the importer to set resale prices of motor vehicles, and which provision would represent the competition infringement under the Article 10 of the Law on Protection of Competition, i.e. the existence of restrictive agreements. The aforementioned Conclusion states that „such provisions may distort and even eliminate the price competition in retail, i.e. the price competition which could have existed between the car dealers of this brand if they have been able to set resale prices independently“.
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.