<![CDATA[Competition Council]]> https://competition.md/ 04.07.2022 en https://competition.md/ Copyright (c) 2022 https://competition.md/Violation of the Competition Law that led to the reduction by almost 100 million MDL of the amount of taxes paid in the state budget, found by the Competition Council <![CDATA[Violation of the Competition Law that led to the reduction by almost 100 million MDL of the amount of taxes paid in the state budget, found by the Competition Council // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7468&t=/Press/News/Violation-of-the-Competition-Law-that-led-to-the-reduction-by-almost-100-million-MDL-of-the-amount-of-taxes-paid-in-the-state-budget-found-by-the-Competition-Council/ On 25.05.2022, the Competition Council issued the decision, by which it found the violation of art. 12 of the Competition Law by the SE "Center of Applied Metrology and Certification" (successor of rights of the SE "National Institute of Standardization and Metrology"). The violation consisted in granting a privilege not provided by law to the undertakings 'JLC' JSC, "Incomlac" JSC, "Lactis" JSC and "Factory of Butter in Floresti district" JSC by by misattributing tariff positions for dairy products with foreign ]]> 30.05.2022 16:43 The Competition Council dissociates itself from the appeared information in the public space regarding the sanctioning of the undertakings on the oil products market <![CDATA[The Competition Council dissociates itself from the appeared information in the public space regarding the sanctioning of the undertakings on the oil products market // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7464&t=/Press/News/The-Competition-Council-dissociates-itself-from-the-appeared-information-in-the-public-space-regarding-the-sanctioning-of-the-undertakings-on-the-oil-products-market/ In the context of the information appeared in the mass-media on the alleged outcome of the investigation regarding the signs of the competition legislation violation on the oil products market, the Competition Council communicates the following: Currently, the Competition Council is at the stage of preparing the administrative act. As a result, the Plenum of the Competition Council will adopt a decision on the case, which will be a public administrative act, liable to judicial control. Until the moment of examination of ]]> 26.05.2022 14:44 Abuse by "Apa - Canal Chisinau" JSC – definitively confirmed by national courts <![CDATA[Abuse by "Apa - Canal Chisinau" JSC – definitively confirmed by national courts // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7459&t=/Press/News/Abuse-by-Apa-Canal-Chisinau-JSC-definitively-confirmed-by-national-courts/ The Competition Council has definitively won the case regarding the abuse of a dominant position on behalf of "Apa - Canal Chisinau" JSC. In September 2019, the Council found that "Apa-Canal Chisinau" JSC  illegally applied arbitrarily and differentiated the coefficients when setting additional tariffs/payments for exceeding the maximum allowable concentrations in the discharged wastewater, including by not receiving additional payments from some of the undertakings active in Chisinau mun. and Ialoveni city. The Competition Council has established, by decision of 13.09.2019, that these actions ]]> 23.05.2022 14:55 Competition Council on rising prices for vegetable oil <![CDATA[Competition Council on rising prices for vegetable oil // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7448&t=/Press/News/Competition-Council-on-rising-prices-for-vegetable-oil/ In connection with some statements published in the public environment and requests for information received from the Competition Council regarding the increase in the price of vegetable oil, the Council communicates the following: Currently, within the Competition Council, a useful investigation is underway to know the market of marketing and processing of cereal and oilseed crops. That investigation shall be continuous and relevant information on the functioning of the markets investigated shall be regularly updated. As part of this investigation, significant increases ]]> 10.05.2022 16:27 Competition Council comes with clarifications regarding the situation on the food salt market <![CDATA[Competition Council comes with clarifications regarding the situation on the food salt market // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7445&t=/Press/News/Competition-Council-comes-with-clarifications-regarding-the-situation-on-the-food-salt-market/ In connection with the significant fluctuations on the food salt market starting with the end of February 2022, the Competition Council has carried out the market analysis and comes with the following information: The Council noted a significant change in the market structure after the start of the military conflict in Ukraine. In the first half of March 2022, a temporary deficit of food salt was found in the Republic of Moldova on the shelves of retail trade units. The lack ]]> 04.05.2022 13:35 We continue the series of seminars dedicated to the implementation of the State aid legislation <![CDATA[We continue the series of seminars dedicated to the implementation of the State aid legislation // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7437&t=/Press/News/We-continue-the-series-of-seminars-dedicated-to-the-implementation-of-the-State-aid-legislation/ The South Territorial Office of the Competition Council, at the request of the Cahul Territorial Office of the State Chancellery, continued the training seminars with the representatives of the local public authorities of level I and II, within the information campaign on the field of support measures that may constitute state aid under law 139/2012 on state aid. The second joint event with the Cahul Office of the State Chancellery, from the series of seminars was organized with the secretaries ]]> 29.04.2022 14:40 PRIA COMPETITION MOLDOVA Conference <![CDATA[PRIA COMPETITION MOLDOVA Conference // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7436&t=/Press/News/PRIA-COMPETITION-MOLDOVA-Conference/ The Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova in collaboration with PRIAevents organized on April 27, 2022, the PRIA Competition Moldova conference - an event that brought together all sectors of the economy in the Republic of Moldova directly interested in the fields of IT, industry, health and pharmaceuticals, financial - banking, insurance, retail, energy, telecom, automotive, environment, legal, agriculture, construction and real estate, services and not only. Competition is a vital mechanism of the economy, the Competition Council of the ]]> 27.04.2022 17:55 In open dialogue with representatives of the business environment <![CDATA[In open dialogue with representatives of the business environment // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7430&t=/Press/News/In-open-dialogue-with-representatives-of-the-business-environment/ Today, April 20, the President of the Competition Council, Mr. Alexei GHERȚESCU participated in the event "Public Private Dialogue", organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova (CCI of the Republic of Moldova). The meeting was opened with a greeting speech of Mr. Sergiu HAREA, President of the CCI of the Republic of Moldova, who mentioned the challenges and difficulties faced by the business environment, especially as a result of the crises conditioned by the COVID-19 ]]> 20.04.2022 17:03 Seminars dedicated to the implementation of state aid legislation <![CDATA[Seminars dedicated to the implementation of state aid legislation // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7429&t=/Press/News/Seminars-dedicated-to-the-implementation-of-state-aid-legislation/ Between 19-27 of April, at the invitation of the Cahul Territorial Office of the State Chancellery, the Competition Council will conduct training seminars for the secretaries of the local councils from the districts of Cahul (19.04.2022), Cantemir (20.04.2022) and Taraclia (27.04.2022). These seminars are held with the representatives of the local public administration authorities within the framework of an information campaign on issues related to the application of state aid legislation. In particular, are addressed various aspects related to the notification ]]> 19.04.2022 17:44 The Competition Council definitively wins in court three cases on the same day <![CDATA[The Competition Council definitively wins in court three cases on the same day // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7427&t=/Press/News/The-Competition-Council-definitively-wins-in-court-three-cases-on-the-same-day/ The Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) on 13.04.2022 definitively confirmed the legality and validity of three decisions of the Competition Council s Plenum, which found the Competition Law violations: On 05.05.2018, the Council s Plenum issued the decision, by which it found the violation of art. 5 of the Competition Law by "Lisnic Grup" LLC and Mixacon-Lux LLC. Respectively, it was found that these undertakings in November 2017 participated with bid riggings at the tender organized by the Information Technologies Service ]]> 15.04.2022 16:27 The Competition Council signaled the competitive concern regarding the draft ANRE decision on the approval of the natural gas trading platform <![CDATA[The Competition Council signaled the competitive concern regarding the draft ANRE decision on the approval of the natural gas trading platform // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7413&t=/Press/News/The-Competition-Council-signaled-the-competitive-concern-regarding-the-draft-ANRE-decision-on-the-approval-of-the-natural-gas-trading-platform/ The Competition Council examined the draft decision of the National Agency for Energy Regulation (ANRE) on the approval of the natural gas trading platform, operated by "BRM East Energy" LLC. This platform is an electronic trading platform, through which offers for the purchase / sale of natural gas can be placed and accepted. The creation of such a platform is stipulated in the Natural Gas Networks Code, which was approved by ANRE Decision no. 4020/2019. Respectively, it was proposed, for a period ]]> 31.03.2022 10:17 Strengthening dialogue and cooperation relations with AmCham Moldova <![CDATA[Strengthening dialogue and cooperation relations with AmCham Moldova // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7401&t=/Press/News/Strengthening-dialogue-and-cooperation-relations-with-AmCham-Moldova/ On March 18, the President of the Competition Council, Mr. Alexei GHERȚESCU, had a meeting with the members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova). During the meeting, topics with reference to legislative and competitive policy issues, public communication and transparency, promotion of the competitive culture were approached and discussed. The event emphasizes the openness and interest of both the Competition Council and the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova) to engage in a future continuous dialogue in order to align public and private priorities ]]> 18.03.2022 13:43 Competition Council investigates the situation on the oil products market <![CDATA[Competition Council investigates the situation on the oil products market // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7389&t=/Press/News/Competition-Council-investigates-the-situation-on-the-oil-products-market/ Taking into account the evolution of the situation on the oil products market in recent times, the Competition Council comes with the following specification: Taking into account the attributions established by the Competition Law no. 183/2012, the Competition Council carries out a continuous process of monitoring the competitive environment, the attention being directed in particular to the markets that are of particular importance for the national economy and for the well-being of the final consumers. With regard to the developments in the ]]> 11.03.2022 17:53 Promoting the competitive culture among the LPAs <![CDATA[Promoting the competitive culture among the LPAs // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7376&t=/Press/News/Promoting-the-competitive-culture-among-the-LPAs/ At the request of the director of the "Apa-Canal Cahul" JSC, the South Territorial Office within the Competition Council, on February 18, this year, organized a training seminar on issues related to the state aid notification for local public authorities that are to transmit or have transmitted in economic management free of charge goods, subsidies or other support measures to the "Apa-Canal Cahul" JSC.  At the same time, the Competition Council reiterated the need for the correct application of the provisions ]]> 21.02.2022 15:42 31st March 2019 – the deadline for reporting State Aid <![CDATA[31st March 2019 – the deadline for reporting State Aid // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6288&t=/Press/News/31st-March-2019-the-deadline-for-reporting-State-Aid/ The Competition Council informs that according to the provisions of Law no. 139 of 15.06.2012 regarding state aid, the state aid providers are to report to the Competition Council all state aids granted during the year of 2018. The deadline for reporting the state aid is 31st March, 2019. For further information on state aid reporting you can call the following numbers: (022) 27-45-65; (022) 27-34-43. Competition Council  February 1st, 2019    ]]> 20.02.2020 10:03 Reporting methods of State aid presented in Cantemir <![CDATA[Reporting methods of State aid presented in Cantemir // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6527&t=/Press/News/Reporting-methods-of-State-aid-presented-in-Cantemir/ We continue the informative campaign on the obligation of reporting of all state aids and de minimis aid granted during the year 2018. In this regard, the representatives of the Competition Council accepted the invitation of the Cahul Territorial Office of the State Chancellery and are participating today, February 8th, 2019, at the instructive-methodological seminar organized in Cantemir, with the representatives of the local public authorities of level I and II. During the event, the representatives of the Competition Council presented the ]]> 08.02.2019 09:31 Dear Madam President! <![CDATA[Dear Madam President! // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6477&t=/Press/News/Dear-Madam-President/ Dear Madam President, Thank you for everything you have done for us! We are deeply grateful for the support you offered us, for the granted trust, for dedication to our work and especially for the professionalism which you inspired us daily! You always knew how to step in confidence for the success that seemed inaccessible, you taught us not to be afraid to go beyond our own limits, firmly convinced that we will be successful and accomplished! We wish you great health, ]]> 03.12.2018 08:38 Dear Mr. Emil GUŢU and Mr. Veaceslav GUŢUŢUI! <![CDATA[Dear Mr. Emil GUŢU and Mr. Veaceslav GUŢUŢUI! // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6478&t=/Press/News/Dear-Mr-Emil-GUTU-and-Mr-Veaceslav-GUTUTUI/ Dear Mr. Emil GUŢU and Mr. Veaceslav GUŢUŢUI, The Competition Council team is sincerely grateful for the beautiful collaboration we have had in all these five years. Your input into the activity of the authority, but also in promoting the competitive culture was a considerable one. In this regard, we address our deepest appreciation and respect for the attitude and professionalism you have shown in your day-to-day work. We wish you a lot of inspiration, energy, health and great successes. Maximal achievements ]]> 03.12.2018 08:31 Regional event hosted in Chisinau - International Conference "Investigation procedures and techniques in anti-trust cases" <![CDATA[Regional event hosted in Chisinau - International Conference "Investigation procedures and techniques in anti-trust cases" // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6469&t=/Press/News/Regional-event-hosted-in-Chisinau-International-Conference-Investigation-procedures-and-techniques-in-anti-trust-cases/ For the first time, the Competition Council gathered representatives from 7 states in a large-scale regional event called "Investigation procedures and techniques in anti-trust cases". The event takes place between November 13th - 15th, 2018, in Chisinau, and is organized by the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America. At the conference, are participating representatives from the competition authorities of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic ]]> 15.11.2018 12:00 Strengthening the relations of bilateral cooperation with the Competition Agency of Georgia <![CDATA[Strengthening the relations of bilateral cooperation with the Competition Agency of Georgia // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6467&t=/Press/News/Strengthening-the-relations-of-bilateral-cooperation-with-the-Competition-Agency-of-Georgia/ Viorica CĂRARE, President of the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova and Nodar KHADURI, President of the Competition Agency of Georgia, gathered today, November 13th, 2018, for a meeting at the headquarters of the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova. The meeting takes place during the visit of Mr. KHADURI, in Chisinau. During the meeting, were discussed subjects related to strengthening of the professional cooperation between the two authorities; promoting and intensifying the exchange of experience and information, including ]]> 13.11.2018 12:52 Taking over the international experience within the workshop on competition held in Vilnius, Lithuania <![CDATA[Taking over the international experience within the workshop on competition held in Vilnius, Lithuania // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6421&t=/Press/News/Taking-over-the-international-experience-within-the-workshop-on-competition-held-in-Vilnius-Lithuania/ Between 4 to 5 September 2018, in Vilnius, Lithuania occurred the 11th Annual FTC - Eastern European Competition Workshop organized by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in cooperation with the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba. This workshop was attended by representatives of the Competition Council of Republic of Moldova: Gabriela CORCIMARI - deputy chief of the Law Department and Nadejda FLOREA - superior state controller, Department of Economic Mergers and Market Researches. The event, which was organized by the U.S. Federal ]]> 10.09.2018 09:09 Conclusion of the second round of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the People's Republic of China <![CDATA[Conclusion of the second round of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the People's Republic of China // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6409&t=/Press/News/Conclusion-of-the-second-round-of-negotiations-on-the-Free-Trade-Agreement-between-the-Republic-of-Moldova-and-the-Peoples-Republic-of-China/ The second round of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the People s Republic of China took place between 22nd and 27th July 2018 in Beijing, the People s Republic of China. The Moldovan delegation included the representatives of the Competition Council: Mr. Emil Guţu, Vice-President, and Ms. Diana Lapteacru, Head of the Abuse of Dominant Position Department. The negotiated agreement will help to strengthen trade and economic relations between both countries, will facilitate the access ]]> 31.07.2018 14:15 Implementation of the CEFTA commitments regarding state aid and competition discussed in the Republic of Macedonia <![CDATA[Implementation of the CEFTA commitments regarding state aid and competition discussed in the Republic of Macedonia // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6398&t=/Press/News/Implementation-of-the-CEFTA-commitments-regarding-state-aid-and-competition-discussed-in-the-Republic-of-Macedonia/ From July 17th to 18th, 2018, the Competition Council s delegation participates in the meeting of the representatives of the CEFTA member countries (Central European Free Trade Agreement), which is held in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The event addresses issues related to the implementation of the CEFTA Agreement s commitments regarding ​​state aid and competition. In this respect, the representatives of the Competition Council presented the results obtained especially in the elaboration of the primary and secondary normative acts according to ]]> 18.07.2018 13:51 Open Doors Day at the Competition Council <![CDATA[Open Doors Day at the Competition Council // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6384&t=/Press/News/Open-Doors-Day-at-the-Competition-Council/ We are continuing to implement the series of events dedicated to the Competition Day. Today, June 29th 2018, the Competition Council opened the doors for a group of teenagers. The event was interactive, the Competition Council s guests were acquainted with general definitions of competition and state aid, informed about the latest decisions and resounding cases, as well as about the activity of the Competition Council and took part in an exclusive trip to the Competition Council s Museum. For 11 years already, ]]> 29.06.2018 12:13 Competition Day among children <![CDATA[Competition Day among children // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6382&t=/Press/News/Competition-Day-among-children/ Beautiful traditions must be preserved, therefore, with the occasion of the Competition Day, we went with gifts for the children from the Community House Ialoveni. This was possible thanks to a charitable action through which the employees of the Competition Council donated financial resources and other goods, to some sad children who are deprived of parenting care. The gifts were given to children by the President of the Competition Council, Mrs. Viorica CĂRARE, who, together with the Community House Manager, Mrs. ]]> 28.06.2018 10:21 The first fine in the case regarding the increase of price of the newsprint <![CDATA[The first fine in the case regarding the increase of price of the newsprint // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6379&t=/Press/News/The-first-fine-in-the-case-regarding-the-increase-of-price-of-the-newsprint/ The Competition Council has initiated an investigation regarding a possible cartel agreement between the newsprint providers, on the basis of the Competition Council s Plenum Order from 20.06.2018. "Cartnord" S.R.L. company will pay to the state budget over 800 thousand lei for the refusal to comply with the inspection carried out by the employees of the Competition Council, which constitutes a violation of the competition law provisions. Thus, "Cartnord" S.R.L. company limited the access to e-information stored on IT platforms by ]]> 27.06.2018 09:27 Congratulations message on Civil Servant’s day <![CDATA[Congratulations message on Civil Servant’s day // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6375&t=/Press/News/Congratulations-message-on-Civil-Servants-day/ Dear colleagues, civil servants On the occasion of the Civil Servant s day, I bring you sincere congratulations and wishes of goodwill. The civil servant s activity is not an easy one, but it is important for an efficient activity of the state institutions. This activity requires a lot of responsibility and dedication, but the goal is a noble one. Civil Servant s Day is an additional opportunity to recognize the value and role of the public service in the country ]]> 23.06.2018 08:10 Discussions regarding competition policy at the World Trade Organization <![CDATA[Discussions regarding competition policy at the World Trade Organization // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6371&t=/Press/News/Discussions-regarding-competition-policy-at-the-World-Trade-Organization/ place between June 12th and 14th, 2018 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation. At this event, as representative of the Competition Council is participating Ms. Cristina Zara, Deputy Head of the Policy and Public Relations Department. The purpose of the seminar is to raise the awareness and inform the WTO members of the role of competition policy regarding trade and development. The event focuses on elements of competition policy in existing WTO agreements, including the TRIPS ]]> 14.06.2018 10:30 The results of the Competition Council for 2017 <![CDATA[The results of the Competition Council for 2017 // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6362&t=/Press/News/The-results-of-the-Competition-Council-for-2017/ The results show an increase in the competition authority s performance, thus last year in the national courts 54 cases were examined in which the Competition Council was a plaintiff, a defendant or a third part. In 90% of the completed cases, the Council won. At the same time, the amount of the sanctions maintained by the courts exceeds with 21% the executed budget of the Competition Council for 2017. As a result of the irregularities detected by the supervisory ]]> 05.06.2018 08:34 We take on international experience in the field of unfair competition and mergers procedures <![CDATA[We take on international experience in the field of unfair competition and mergers procedures // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=6361&t=/Press/News/We-take-on-international-experience-in-the-field-of-unfair-competition-and-mergers-procedures/ Right now, the Competition Council employees are participating in a new training seminar devoted to unfair competition and mergers procedures, presented by Mr. Russell W. Damtoft, Director of the International Affairs Office, from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States of America. The welcoming word of the event was provided by Mr. Emil GUŢU, Vice-president of the Competition Council. At this seminar our colleagues will be able to learn the best practices in the field of unfair competition and ]]> 04.06.2018 10:14