The Competition Commission, in its meeting on 14.04.2023, considered the in-depth investigation report against the following undertakings: AGRO BLEND LLC, BOMIRA LLC, DEVI 20 – GRUP LLC, EQEREM-934 LLC, FERRA & CO LLC, GLOBCOM LLC, KRIKET-1 LLC, TEUTA DURRES LLC, and PDF LLC in the import, production, and wholesale market of vegetable oil.
At the conclusion of the analysis of the wholesale price of sunflower oil, it was determined that, during the investigation period, the price increase made by the companies under investigation reflected the average import price increase. Additionally, it was discovered that the average monthly wholesale prices differed among these enterprises.
Due to these findings, the Competition Commission, by Decision no. 975 dated 14.04.2023, decided to close the in-depth investigation procedure against AGRO BLEND LLC, BOMIRA LLC, DEVI 20 – GRUP LLC, EQEREM-934 LLC, FERRA & CO LLC, GLOBCOM LLC, KRIKET-1 LLC, TEUTA DURRES LLC, and PDF LLC in the import, production, and wholesale market of vegetable oil.
Furthermore, the Competition Commission reviewed the preliminary investigation report in the production and wholesale market of concrete in the Tirana, Durrës, and Elbasan regions.
Upon analyzing the monthly average prices of wholesale concrete product sales in the districts of Tirana, Durrës, and Elbasan, it was observed that the prices applied by the companies varied and their rate of change differed as well. No evidence was found indicating price fixing or coordination in the increase or decrease rates, as outlined in Article 4 of Law no. 9121/2003, “On the competition protection”.
Therefore, the Competition Commission, by Decision no. 976 dated 14.04.2023, decided to close the preliminary investigation procedure in the concrete production and wholesale market in the Tirana district.
For more information, please refer to the official website of the Albanian Competition Authority at https://caa.gov.al .