<![CDATA[Competition Council]]> https://competition.md/ 03.07.2022 en https://competition.md/ Copyright (c) 2022 https://competition.md/Summary of the Activity Report of the Competition Council for the year 2021 <![CDATA[Summary of the Activity Report of the Competition Council for the year 2021 // Annual reports]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=50&id=7471&t=/Transparency/Reports/Annual-reports/Summary-of-the-Activity-Report-of-the-Competition-Council-for-the-year-2021/ 01.06.2022 09:26 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 Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2020 <![CDATA[Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2020 // Reports on state aids]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=51&id=7320&t=/Transparency/Reports/Reports-on-state-aids/Report-on-State-Aid-granted-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-for-2020/ ]]> 15.12.2021 11:11 The Competition Council examines the notification submitted by Leova municipality <![CDATA[The Competition Council examines the notification submitted by Leova municipality // Transparency of decision]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=40&id=7215&t=/Transparency/Transparency-of-decision/The-Competition-Council-examines-the-notification-submitted-by-Leova-municipality/ The Competition Council examines the notification submitted by Leova municipality regarding the support measure granted to JSC„Apă-Canal Leova" by transferring in management of some movable and immovable goods in order to ensure the water and sewerage service.    In this context, the Competition Council is interested in obtaining comments and views from third parties regarding this notification, which may be sent by post to the following address: Competition Council, Chisinau, 73/1, Stefan cel Mare si Sfânt, Blvd. MD-2001 or by fax ]]> 08.07.2021 09:47 Activity Report of the Competition Council for the year 2020 <![CDATA[Activity Report of the Competition Council for the year 2020 // Annual reports]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=50&id=7193&t=/Transparency/Reports/Annual-reports/Activity-Report-of-the-Competition-Council-for-the-year-2020/ 31.05.2021 13:54 Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2019 <![CDATA[Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2019 // Reports on state aids]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=51&id=7135&t=/Transparency/Reports/Reports-on-state-aids/Report-on-State-Aid-granted-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-for-2019/ ]]> 22.02.2021 14:51 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 Report on State Aids Granted in the Republic of Moldova during 2018 <![CDATA[Report on State Aids Granted in the Republic of Moldova during 2018 // Reports on state aids]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=51&id=6796&t=/Transparency/Reports/Reports-on-state-aids/Report-on-State-Aids-Granted-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-during-2018/ Consiliul Concurenței a elaborat cel de-al VI-a Raport privind ajutoarele de stat acordate în Republica Moldova, de la intrarea în vigoare a Legii nr. 139/2012 cu privire la ajutorul de stat. Raportul dat a fost elaborat în conformitate cu informația prezentată de către furnizorii de ajutor de stat și de minimis (APC, APL, etc.) prin intermediul Sistemului Informațional Automatizat Registrul Ajutoarelor de Stat al Republicii Moldova (SIRASM). Acest raport cuprinde o analiză a valorii, structurii şi a tendinţelor înregistrate pe parcursul ]]> 20.12.2019 09:34 The Competition Council examines the notification received from the Călărași City Hall <![CDATA[The Competition Council examines the notification received from the Călărași City Hall // Transparency of decision]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=40&id=6736&t=/Transparency/Transparency-of-decision/The-Competition-Council-examines-the-notification-received-from-the-Calarai-City-Hall/ The Competition Council examines the notification received from the Călărași City Hall, regarding the support measure granted for the provision of services of sewage and sanitation, Î.M. „Gospodăria Comunal Locativă" Călărași City. The notification became effective on 26.09.06.2019. In this context, the Competition Council is interested in obtaining comments and point of view form the persons concerned in connection with the said notification. The views and comments can be sent by mail to the following address: Competition Council, mun. Chișinău, bd. Ștefan cel ]]> 01.11.2019 10:19 „Modern Trends of Unfair Competition on the Internet Space” <![CDATA[„Modern Trends of Unfair Competition on the Internet Space” // Publications]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=84&id=6727&t=/Press/Publications/Modern-Trends-of-Unfair-Competition-on-the-Internet-Space/ Abstract The article approaches world trends of reorientation of TV and outdoor advertisingtowards Internet. However, in the process of on-line space occupation, unfaircompetitors continue to commit unfair competition acts, which are often manifested byinadequate advertising. At the same time, in the article there are elucidated the particularities of unfair competition acts identified in the on-line space, being presentedas well the case law of the competition authority from Republic of Moldova. The article contains as well the argumentation of the necessity of ]]> 29.10.2019 09:53 Competition Council examines the notification received from the town hall of Cricova, municipality Chișinău regarding the support measures offered to Î.M. „Regia Comunal-Locativă Cricova” <![CDATA[Competition Council examines the notification received from the town hall of Cricova, municipality Chișinău regarding the support measures offered to Î.M. „Regia Comunal-Locativă Cricova” // Transparency of decision]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=40&id=6541&t=/Transparency/Transparency-of-decision/Competition-Council-examines-the-notification-received-from-the-town-hall-of-Cricova-municipality-Chiinau-regarding-the-support-measures-offered-to-IM-Regia-Comunal-Locativa-Cricova/ The Competition Council examines the notification received from the town hall of Cricova, municipality Chișinău, regarding the transmission in economic management of some goods to Î.M. „Regia Comunal-Locativă Cricova"  for providing the services of water supply an sewerage. The notification became effective on 07.02.2019. In this context, the Competition Council is interested in obtaining the views and comment of third parties in the notification referred. The view and comments can be sent by mail to the following address: Competition Council, mun. Chișinău, bd. ]]> 01.03.2019 10:09 The Competition Council investigates the non-notification of an economic merger between S.R.L. „Magistrala-Nord" and S.A. „Drumuri-Bălți" <![CDATA[The Competition Council investigates the non-notification of an economic merger between S.R.L. „Magistrala-Nord" and S.A. „Drumuri-Bălți" // Transparency of decision]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=40&id=6540&t=/Transparency/Transparency-of-decision/The-Competition-Council-investigates-the-non-notification-of-an-economic-merger-between-SRL-Magistrala-Nord-and-SA-Drumuri-Balti/ The Competition Council investigates the non-notification of an economic merger between S.R.L. „Magistrala-Nord" and S.A. „Drumuri-Bălți". In this context, the Competition Council of Republic of Moldova is interested in obtaining the views and comments of third parties based on this particular economic merger and how it affects the relevant market.The views and comments can be sent by mail:office@competition.md, to the following address: Competition Council, mun. Chișinău, bd. Ștefan cel Mare 73/1, MD-2001, or by fax to: 0(22) 27-06-06.]]> 25.02.2019 11:09 The Competition Council examines the notification of an economic merger that is going to take place with taking the control by „Gemeni” S.A. corporation over „Aeroport Catering” S.R.L. <![CDATA[The Competition Council examines the notification of an economic merger that is going to take place with taking the control by „Gemeni” S.A. corporation over „Aeroport Catering” S.R.L. // Transparency of decision]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=40&id=6538&t=/Transparency/Transparency-of-decision/The-Competition-Council-examines-the-notification-of-an-economic-merger-that-is-going-to-take-place-with-taking-the-control-by-Gemeni-SA-corporation-over-Aeroport-Catering-SRL/ The Competition Council examines the notification of an economic merger notified by „Gemeni" S.A. that is going to take place with taking  100% of the shares of the „Aeroport Catering" S.R.L., thus taking the control over it. In accordance with CAEM Rev. 2 (Classification of Activities in the Economy of the Republic of Moldova) the activity conducted by „Gemeni" S.A. is renting and operating of own or rented real estate, and of „Aeroport Catering" S.R.L. is the provision of catering services on board ]]> 21.02.2019 12:59 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 REPORT on state aids granted in the Republic of Moldova in 2017 <![CDATA[REPORT on state aids granted in the Republic of Moldova in 2017 // Reports on state aids]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=51&id=6523&t=/Transparency/Reports/Reports-on-state-aids/REPORT-on-state-aids-granted-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-in-2017/ 05.02.2019 09:20 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