The Competition Authority recently investigated alleged abuse of dominance in the railway traffic market by state-owned railway company Zelezice Srbije. The authority determined that Zelezice Srbije was the only company operating railway traffic in the country and thus took measures to secure the establishment of effective competition in the market for access to public railway infrastructure.
On the authority's intervention, Zelezice Srbije agreed to sell railway routes to carriers meeting the objective conditions for access to the public railway infrastructure. By concluding a contract with Kombinovani prevoz doo on the use of the public railway infrastructure, Zelezice Srbije fulfilled the obligations set by the authority.
Zelezice Srbije will now provide access and use of the public railway infrastructure to Kombinovani prevoz and other companies interested in transporting goods by rail. Kombinovani prevoz is the first carrier to begin operating on public lines. Thus, the conditions for the establishment of effective competition have been created based on the authority's intervention.
For further information on this topic please contact Srdjana Petronijević at Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri in cooperation with Schoenherr by telephone (+381 11 320 26 00) or email ([email protected]). The Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri website can be accessed at www.schoenherr.rs.