New Bulgarian Protection of Competition Act

 General prohibition 

The new PCA contains the same general prohibition on agreements, decisions and concerted practice as the repealed PCA1, in particular these are the restrictions which:

  1. directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions;
  2. share markets or sources of supply;
  3. limit or control production, markets, technical development or investment;
  4. apply dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties thereby placing them at competitive disadvantage; and
  5. make the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to customary commercial practice, have no connection with the subject of the main contract or its execution.

Agreements having minor effect (de minimis doctrine)