The CCA independently and autonomously performs the activities within its scope and powers regulated under the Competition Act (Official Gazette 79/09) and the Act on the Amendments to the Competition Act(Official Gazette 80/13). The CCA is accountable for the delivery of its objectives to the Croatian Parliament.
Why protect competition? Because it works well for consumers and creates a level playing field for market participants, which on their part, acting in compliance with the existing rules and competing with quality and price of their products, provide choice and value. Competition means strong incentives for firms to be more efficient and innovative, helping to raise productivity across the economy.
Their job is to make sure that different kinds of anticompetitive practices – be it price fixing, market sharing, abuse of a dominant position – are detected, assessed and accordingly sanctioned if they represent infringements of competition rules. The same applies to the assessment of compatibility of concentrations. The rules they apply are not merely repressive but in the first place have a deterrent effect. They strongly believe in awareness raising and dissemination of knowledge about competition law and policy, which is their constant priority.