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Algeria (Last Updated 01/06/09) All African countries
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Decret executif No. 2000-314 du 16 Rajab 1421 correspondant au 14 octobre 2000 definissant les criteres conferant a un agent economique la position dominante ainsi que ceux qualifiant les actes constituant des abus de position dominante (In French)

Decret executif No. 2000-315 du 16 Rajab 1421 correpondant au 14 octobre 2000 definissant les criteres d'appreciation des projects de concentration ou des concentrations (in French)

Décret présidentiel n° 96-89 du 6 Chaoual 1416 correspondant au 24 février 1996 fixant la rémunération et le régime indemnitaire applicables aux membres du conseil de la concurrence. (In French)

Decret presidentiel No. 96-44 du 26 Chabane 1416 correspondant au 17 janvier 1996 fixant le reglement interieur du conseil de la concurrence (In French)

Decret executif No. 95-364 du 18 Joumada ethania 1416 correspondant au 11 novembre 1995 definissant les prodecures d'inventaire des biens saisis (In French)

Decret executif No. 95-305 du 12 Joumada El Oula 1416 correpsondant au 7 octobre 1995 fixant les modalites d'etablissement de la facture (In French)

Decret executif No. 95-335 du Aouel Joumada Ethania 1416 correspondant au 25 octobre 1995 relatif aux modalites de mise en oeuvre de l'amende de transaction - (In French)

Loi n° 08-12 du 21 Joumada Ethania 1429 correspondant au 25 juin 2008 modifiant et
complétant l?ordonnance n° 03-03 du 19 Joumada El Oula 1424 correspondant au 19
juillet 2003 relative à la concurrence.

Ordonnance No. 03-03 du 19 joumada el oula 1424 correspondant au 19 juillet 2003 relative à la concurrence (In French)

Ordonnance No. 95-06 du 23 Chaabane 1415 correspondent au 25 janvier 1995 relative a la concurrence (In French)

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EU Algeria Agreeement governing relations in the field of competition was signed in Valencia (Spain) in April 2002 and entered into force in September 2005.

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Report from OECD: The Relationship Between Competition Authority and Sectoral Regulators: Contribution from Algeria (of 28 Jan 2005)

Septieme Session du Groupe intergouvernemental D’ Experts du droit et de la Politique de la Concurrence (of October 2006) (In French)

 

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Direction de la Concurrence
Ministère du Commerce
46 Boulevard Mohamed V
16000 Alger
ALGERIE

Tel: (21321) 63 13 58
Fax: (21321) 64 32 44; 64 32 45

Conseil du la Concurrence
44/46, rue Med Belouizded-Belcourt
16015 Alger
ALGERIE

Tel: (21321) 67 67 12; 67 67 14; 67 67 10
Fax: (21321) 67 67 22

 

 

Competition Authority Website(s) Direction de la Concurrence (-forthcoming-)
   
Angola (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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Angola is in the process of adopting a competition law. Draft Bill on Economic/Entrepreneurial Competition (-forthcoming-)

"A competition bill was drafted in 2004 but has not yet been transmitted to parliament. Concerns regarding the status and success of the privatisation process had led the authorities to suspend it in 2001. To reactivate this process, a confidential diagnosis presented to the authorities in 2006 includes proposals to draft specific laws to cover public enterprises and holders of public service concessions. In the meanwhile, empire-building and prestige-seeking seem to abound in the strategies of state-owned enterprises."

By OECD Development Centre, AEO 2007 - Angola country study, 11-May-2007

Basic Telecommunication Law of Angola (May 11, 2001)

 

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WTO: Trade Policy Review, 10 January 2006
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Benin (Last Updated 01/06/09) All African countries
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La Loi No. 90-005 du 15 Mai 1990 fixant les conditions d'exercise des activities du commerce en Republique du Benin (In French)

L'ordonnance 20/PR/MFAEP du 05 Juillet 1967 portant reglamentation des prixes et stocks (-forthcoming-)

 

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WTO: Trade Policy Review 2004

 

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UNCTAD, Conférence Des Nations Unies Sur le Commerce et le Développement, 2004 (in French)

 

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Direction de la Concurrence et Du Commerce Interieur
Ministère de L'Industrie, Du Commerce et de la Promotion de L'emploi
B.P. 2037
Cotonou
BENIN

Tel: (229) 30 70 10/14/15/29; 31 25 22; 31 33 57
Fax : (229) 30 70 42; 30 30 24
E-mail: mcatdce@intnet.bj


Competition Authority Website(s)

Ministère de L'Industrie, Du Commerce et de la Promotion de L'emploi.
Direction de la Concurrence et Du Commerce Interieur

 

   
Botswana (Last Updated 01/06/09) All African countries
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Botswana is in the process of adopting a competition law. Section 48 of the Telecommunications Act, 1996 provides for Competition rules while Section 69 of the Industrial Property Act provides for Acts of Unfair Competition.

Section 48 of the Telecommunications Act, 1996

Section 69 of the Industrial Property Act

 

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Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs
Ministry Of Trade and Industry

P/B 004
Gaborone

Tel: +267 301 1233
Fax: +267 397 5239
Email address: mpmmopi@gov.bw

 

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Botswana Telecommunications Authority ( BTA)

The BTA promotes the development of efficient telecommunication services in Botswana. As such, it acts as a 'referee' in the telecommunication industry of
Botswana. It governs participation in the market, protects the interests
of consumers and facilitates entry of new comers in the industry and
ensures that the incumbent operator(s) do not abuse their market
power. BTA 'levels the playing field' for all players in the market.

 

 

   

Burkina Faso (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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Loi 15/94 du 5 mai 1994 portant organisation de la concurrence au Burkina Faso

Loi N° 033-2001/An Portant Modification de la Loi N°15/94/ADP Du 5 Mai 1994 Portant Organisation de la Concurrence Au Bukina Faso.

Community Competition Legislation (effective since 1 January 2003):

  • Regulation No. 02/2002/CM/UEMOA - deals with anticompetitive practices inside the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  • Regulation No. 03/2002/CM/UEMOA - relates to procedures applicable to restrictions and the abuse of a dominant position inside the WAEMU
  • Regulation No. 04/2002/CM/UEMOA - deals with State assistance inside the WAEMU and to the conditions of apllication of article 88(c) of the treaty
  • Regulation No. 01/2002/CM/UEMOA - deals with issues related to the transparency of financial relations, on the one hand between the member States and public enterprises, and on the other, between the member states and international or foreign organisation
  • Directive No. 02/2002/CM/UEMOA - promotes cooperation between the Commission and the national competition structures of member states through the application of articles 88 and 90 of the UEMOA treaty.

(Source: Competition Regimes)



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UNCTAD, Conférence Des Nations Unies Sur le Commerce et le Développement, 2004 (in French)

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Commission Nationale de la Concurrence et de la Consommation
Ministère du Commerce, de la Promotion de l'Entreprise et de l'Artisanat
B.P. 19
Ouagadougou
BURKINA FASO

Tel: (226) 31 79 30; 32 40 43/44
Fax: (237) 31 70 53; 31 84 97

 

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Commission Nationale de la Concurrence et de la Consommation (-forthcoming-)

 

   

Cameroon (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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The basic Competition legislation of Cameroon is Law 98/013 of July 14, 1998. Articles 4-6 of the Law prohibit anticompetitive agreements such as collusion, price fixing, bid rigging, preventing the enrty or expulsion from the market, customer/market allocation etc. Article 7 deals sets out the framework, under which exemptions are granted. The Law makes no distinction between horizontal and vertical agreements. Abuse of dominance is prohibited by Articles 10-12 and merger control is regulated by Articles 15-20.
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Law 98/013 of July 14, 1998

 

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OECD, Challenges/ Obstacles Faced By Competition Authorities In Achieving Greater Economic Development Through The Promotion Of Competition, 2004

 

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Direction des Prix et de la Métrologie
Ministere de l'Economie et des Finances
B.P. 501
Yaoundé
CAMEROON

Tel: (237) 220 35 69; 223 26 17
Fax: (237) 220 79 47; 223 26 17


Competition Authority Website(s) National Competition Commission (-forthcoming-)
   

Central African Republic (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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No competition law yet in force.
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Direction de la Concurrence
Ministere de l'Industrie, du Commerce et de la Promotion du Secteur Prive
Bangui
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Tel: (236) 61 07 69; 61 10 55; 50 67 52
Fax: (236) 61 76 53


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Congo (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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No competition law yet in force. However awareness seminars have already taken place in Congo.

 

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Egypt (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) was born a few months after Parliament passed the Anti-Monopoly and Fair Competition Act (law 3 of 2005), which bans monopolistic practices. The Competition Act also aims to promote competition and an all-round healthy business environment. It is the first of its kind in the nation’s history as, until recently, the public sector had default monopolies in most industries.


In January 2005, the Egyptian parliament approved an antitrust bill that does not focus on preventing monopolies per se, but on intentional monopolistic practices such as lowering prices or supply to the detrimental effect of smaller competitors. According to the law, a company holding 25 percent or more market share of a given sector may be subject to investigation, if suspected of illegal or unfair market practices. Penalties on companies found to have engaged in monopolistic practices range from LE 13, 000 (approximately $ 2,260) to LE 10 million (approximately $ 1.7 million). The law is implemented by an independent governmental body, The Egyptian Competition Authority that reports to the Prime Minister and is funded by direct government appropriations and/or donations from professional or academic bodies.

Proposed amendments to Egyptian Competition Law:

On 15 January 2008, the Egyptian Competition Authority's Board of Directors conducted a meeting where they decided to approve a number of amendments to the Egyptian Competition Law.

Amendments included increasing the maximum penalty for the violation of the provisions of Articles (6, 7, 8) of the Law from 10 million pounds to 50 million pounds or 10 % of the value of product sales, whichever is greater, and to double the penalty in case of repeated violation.

The amendments also included the introduction of the Leniency program to exempt the first person who inform the Authority about a violation from the penalties stated in the Law. It is expected to be submit these amendments to the Parliament in the current session. (Source: Egyptian Authority for the Protection of Competition and the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices)

On June 22, 2008 new amendments were issued to the Egyptian Competition Law.

The Amendments included increasing the maximum penalty for the violation of the provisions of Articles (6, 7, 8) of the Law to 300 million pounds , and to double the penalty in case of repeated violation.
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complaints form (in Arabic)

notification form (in Arabic)

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The Egyptian Competition Authority
Address : 27 Mohy El-Din Abol Ezz St, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Telephone : +002 02 7617877 +002 02 7617888
Fax : +002 02 7619918
Email : info@eca.org.eg



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Eritrea (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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No competition law yet in force.

 

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Ministry of Trade and Industry
P.O. Box 1844 Asmara
Tel: 118 386 / 117 717
Fax: 118 386 / 120 586

 

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Ethiopia (Last Updated 01/06/09)

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Trade Practice Proclamation No. 329/2003:

This newly introduced competition law falls under the purview of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. It intends to regulate anti-competitive practices and to protect the public from abrupt shocks; it will regulate prices and ensure equitable distribution of certain basic goods and services during times of shortage and irregular supply. The core objective of the new law is to impede anti-competitive practices and to stop market monopoly behaviour and/or agreements.

 

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"Ethiopian Unfair Competition Law: A critical evaluation", by Alemayehu Fentaw

"Ethiopian consultants warn of dumping threats as country answers to WTO", by Tadesse Kirubel

Preliminary country paper of Ethiopia on competition regime: capacity building on competition policy in select countries of eastern and southern Africa (7up 3 project), by Gebremedhine Birega

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Gabon (Last Updated 02/06/09) All African countries
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No competition law yet in force. Gabon is a party to the Cotonou agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Article 45 of the Cotonou Agreement concerns competition policy.

 

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Cooperation Agreements and Treaties Cotonou Agreement - Article 45
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UNCTAD, Conference Des Nations Unies Sur le Commerce et Developpement, Communication du Gabon, 2004
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Direction Générale des Prix et des Enquêtes Economiques
Ministère de Finances, de l'Economie, du Budget et des Participations
chargé de la Privatisation
BP. 1064 Libreville
GABON

Tel: + (241) 76 13 35, 77 89 71/73; 76 19 37
Fax: + (241) 72 00 32; 77 89 72


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Ghana (Last Updated 02/06/09) All African countries
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Ghana is in the process of adopting a competition law. Ghana does not have a composite competition act. Rather it has rules dispersed in its company’s code, investment legislation and other statutes.

Protection against unfair competition, Act 589/2000:

"This Act was passed in order to provide for protection against unfair competition.
Unregistered marks are also protected under this Act."


 

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Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45

 

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Programme on Competition Law and Policy seeks support to expand beyond Latin American region, UNCTAD, 22 April 2008

State of Competition Regime in Ghana: Preliminary Country Paper,September 2008

 

Contact Information

Ministry Of Trade and Industry
P.O Box M47 Accra

Tel: (+233-21) 663327
Fax: (+233-21) 662428
Email: mis-moti@africaonline.com.gh

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

Ministry Of Trade and Industry


   

Guinea (Last Updated 02/06/09)

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No competition law yet in force.

 

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Co-operation Agreements and Treaties

Conotou Agreement - Article 45

 

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Direction Nationale du Commerce et de la Concurrence
Ministere du Commerce, Industrie et PME
B.P. 468
Conakry
Guinea

Tel: +(224) 45 37 37; 45 17 43
Fax:+(224) 41 39 90

 

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Ivory Coast (Last Updated 02/06/09) All African countries
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Loi No.91-999 de 27 Decembre 1991 relative a la concurrence (-forthcoming-)

Loi No. 97-10 de 6 Janvier 1997 (-forthcoming-)

These competition provisions affect companies and transactions with an accumulated market share exceeding 50% whereby the Minister for Trade may seek consultations with the Competition Council and potentially prohibit the transaction. Merging parties may notify the Minister prior to completion or within 3 months following completion.

 

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Cooperation Agreements and Treaties Cotonou Agreement - Article 45
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OECD Global Forum on Competition: Contribution by Ivory Coast

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Commission de la Concurrence
Immeuble " La Pyramide"
9ème étage
01 BP 6594
Abidjan 01
CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Tel: +225 21 23 34; 22 63 31
Fax: +225 21 23 34; 22 63 34

 

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Kenya (Last Updated 24/07/09) All African countries
Overview
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Kenya is in the process of adopting a new competition law with the drafting of the Competition Bill, 2009.
Legislation
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The Competition Bill, 2009

The Restrictive Trade Practices, Monopolies and Price Control Act - Chapter 504


 

Guidelines Anti-Cartel Enforcement Template
Forms Merger and Take Over Application
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Cotonou agreement - Article 45

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UNCTAD, Voluntary Peer Review on Competition Policy, 2005

 

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OECD Global Forum on Competition Report 2002

Enforcement of Competition Law and Policy in Kenya, Peter Muchoki Njoroge (Commissioner Monopolies and Prices Commission Kenya)

 

News

Kenya Government to repeal Monopolies Act

The Monopoly and Prices Commission News

 

Contact Information

The Monopoly and Prices Commission
P.O. Box 30007
NAIROBI, KENYA

Tel: +254-2-338157
Fax: +254-2-338111
Email: mpc@skyweb.co.ke

 

Competition Authority Website(s) Ministry of Finance, Monopolies & Prices Commission
   
Lesotho (Last Updated 02/06/09) All African countries
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No competition law yet in force. Lesotho has no dedicated competition act or authority, but regulates economic entities in terms of the provisions contained within the Industrial Property Order, No. 5, 1989. The government is currently formulating a competition policy proposal in accordance with WTO guidlines.

Lesotho is currently in the process of drafting the Competition Law with the assistance of the UNCTAD. It is anticipated that by June 2007 UNCTAD will have submitted the draft copy and by June 2007 Lesotho will have presented the UNCTAD Draft to the National Drafters- the Drafting Section within the Ministry of Law and Constitutional Affairs for approval. The draft will then be presented to Parliament as the Competition Law Bill for discussion and it is anticipated that this exercise will be completed by early 2008.

(Source: SADC Expert Group Meeting on Competition Law and Policy)

 

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SADC Expert Group Meeting on Competition Law and Policy, April 2007
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Ministry of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing
P. 0. Box 747
Maseru
Lesotho
Tel: +266-312938

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Liberia (Last Updated 02/06/09)

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No competition law yet in force.

 

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Libya (Last Updated 02/06/09) All Asian countries 
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Questionnaire on a free trade agreement with Libya, 30/09/2008

 

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Madagascar (Last updated 02/06/09)

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Overview
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In September 1997, a draft competition law was adopted by the General Assembly having been prepared by the Ministry of Justice. However, the law was never promulgated due to the extensive criticism it received from the World Bank and private sector.

The law was seen as being excessively regulatory, which arguably perpetrated a system of extensive government regulation of private sector business activity. Following this, the Competition Reflexion Committee (CRC) was given responsibility for drafting a revised competition law. The CRC is made up of representatives from both the public and the private sectors, and has retained a private consultant to assist in the competition law drafting project, with funding from the World Bank.

(Source: Competition Law Database)

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No competition law yet in force.

 

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Co-operation Agreements and Treaties

Conotou Agreement - Article 45

Comesa Competition Regulations

Comesa Competition Rules

 

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SADC Expert Group Meeting on Competition Law and Policy, April 2007

Report on the Comesa Experts' Meeting on the Regional Competition Policy, October 2002

Report on the Comesa Regional Conference on Competition Law and Policy, November 2001

 

 

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Malawi (Last Updated 02/06/09) All African countries
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Competition and Fair Trading Bill, 1998

An Act to encourage competition in the economy by prohibiting anti-competitive trade practices; to establish the Competition and Fair Trading Commission; to regulate and monitor monopolies and concentrations of economic power; to protect consumer welfare; to strengthen the efficiency of production and distribution of goods and services; to secure the best possible conditions for the freedom of trade; to facilitate the expansion of the base of entrepreneurship and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

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Annual Reports UNCTAD REPORT, Contribution by Malawi, 2006
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Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy, Lloyd Muhara of the Malawi Competition and Fair Trading Commission, July 2007

The Analysis and Dispute Settlement Mechanisms Relating to Competition Policy in Regional Free Trade Agreements, Taking into Account Issues of Particular Concern to Small and Developing Countries; the Case of Comesa and Malawi, 2006

 

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The Competition and Fair Trading Commission - (forthcoming)

The Privatisation Commission
Mr. Dye Mawindo Executive Director
CDL House, Independence Drive
P.O. Box 937
Blantyre, Malawi

Tel: + 265 623 655
Fax: + 265 621 248
Email: privatisation@malawi.net

Competition Authority Website(s)

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (-forthcoming-)

 

 

   

Mali (Last Updated 03/06/09)

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No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

L'Ordonnance No. 92-021/P-CTSP du 13 Avril 1992 consacre pour la premiere fois au Mali la liberte des prix de la concurrence - (forthcoming)

Decret No. 99-202/P-RM du Juillet 1999 (-forthcoming-)

 

Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Co-operation Agreements and Treaties Cotonou Agreement - Article 45
Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches-Bulletins)

No information available

 

News

No information available

 

Contact Information

Direction Nationale du Commerce et de la Concurrence (DNCC)
B.P. 201
Bamako
Mali
Tel: +(223) 21 08 20; 21 49 28; 21 23 14
Fax:+(223) 21 80 46; 21 35 77; 21 49 28

Conseil National de la Concurrence (CNC)
B.P. 16 - KOULOUBA
Bamako
MALI
Tel: + (223) 22 75 15; 22 71 59; 22 72 72
Fax: + (223) 22 73 99


Competition Authority Website(s)

Direction Nationale du Commerce et de la Concurrence (DNCC) (-forthcoming-)

Conseil National de la Concurrence (CNC) (-forthcoming-)

 

   

Mauritania (Last Updated 03/06/09)

All African Countries

 

Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

No competition law yet in force.

 

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Co-operation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches-Bulletins)
No information available
News No information available
Contact Information

Direction de la Concurrence
Ministere du Commerce et de l'Artsanat
B.P 182
Nouakchott
Mauritania

Tel: +(222) 525 63 43
Fax:+ (222) 525 40 12
dcrf.mcat@mauritania.mr

 

Competition Authority Website(s) No information available
   
Mauritius (Last Updated 24/11/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

The Competition Commission of Mauritius is a statutory body established in 2009 to enforce the Competition Act 2007. This Act established a competition regime in Mauritius, under which the CCM can investigate possible anticompetitive behavior by businesses. In its investigations, the CCM has considerable powers to compel businesses and others involved to prove information. If it decides that a business’s conduct is anticompetitive, it has strong powers to intervene and correct the situation. Where businesses have been found to be deliberately agreeing to fix prices or share markets, the Commission can impose fines.

The Commission is a parastatal, under the aegis of the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Co-operatives. However, the Commission is independent of Government in its decision-making. The Executive Director of the Commission, supported by his staff, decides independently what to investigate and carries out the investigation. Decisions are then taken by five Commissioners, headed by a Chairman. The Executive Director is not a Commissioner.

Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

The Competition Act 2007 provides the statutory basis for all of the Commission’s activities. The full text of the Act is available here: http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/commerce/file/Compact.pdf

Please note that at present the Act is not fully in force. Parts 1 and 2 of the Act, establishing the Competition Commission of Mauritius, were proclaimed in October 2008. The remainder of the Act, including those parts defining prohibited restrictive practices, has not yet been proclaimed and is not in force. Only actions which are taken after the Act has come into effect can be investigated by the Commission.

Among other things, the 2007 Act repeals the Competition Act 2003, which has never come into force.

 

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms No information available
Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement

Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)
WTO Trade Policy Review, 25 April 2008
News

UK economist launches Mauritian authority (Source: Global Competition Review, 01.12.2008)

Workshop on Competition Law, 23 November 2007

Competition Bill: Préserver la libre concurrence à quel prix? Friday, April 04, 2003

 

Contact Information

Competition Commission of Mauritius

Street Address:
1st Floor, GM Tower
7 Maupin St
Port Louis

Tel: (+230) 2112005
Fax: (+230) 2113107

Email: info@ccm.mu

Competition Authority Website(s)

Competition Commission of Mauritius

 

   
Morocco Last Updated 03/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

(The following is a part the final text of a paper received from the Permanent Mission of Morocco which was circulated as an advance copy for the Working Group's on the Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy meeting of 22-23 March 2001)

The Law on Free Pricing and Competition sets out a new legal framework for the economic regulation of the market. It will enable Morocco to join the developing countries that have effectively liberalized their economies through the adoption of competition legislation.

Regarded as an economic policy instrument of the Government on the one hand, and a corollary to the freeing-up of prices, the liberalization of foreign trade and privatization on the other, the Law on Free Pricing and Competition aims to ensure:

  • free price formation through the free play of competition;
  • free market access;
  • transparency and fairness in trade relations;
  • the strengthening of rules regarding consumer information.

It establishes the principle of free pricing and price determination through the free play of supply and demand. However, there are two exceptions which limit this principle: the Government has the right to intervene on prices, either for structural reasons (monopoly or lack of competition), or for short-term reasons (crisis in the supply of a raw material such as oil, or a disaster affecting the population, such as drought).

It promotes healthy and fair competition by prohibiting anti-competitive practices. Such practices may involve either collusive pricing or market allocation, or the abuse of an operator's or group of operators' dominant market position or of an economic partner's dependency.

It introduces a mechanism for activities relating to economic concentrations. The aim is to allow merger activities to be controlled and monitored because they can create or strengthen dominant positions which could be detrimental to free competition. The aim is not to prevent the consolidation of economic operators, but to ensure that such groupings leave the market sufficiently competitive.

It increases the transparency and fairness of trade relations by defining rules of transparency and prohibiting practices that are restrictive to normal trade relations between economic operators. Restrictive practices affecting competition are:

  • those relating to consumer information and protection, including labelling of prices, invoicing, refusal to sell and contingent sales, premium sales;
  • those involving restrictive conduct in relations between professionals, including invoicing rules, publication of price lists and conditions of sale, fixed minimum resale prices, discriminatory conditions of sale, refusal to sell and conditional sales;
  • those relating to the warehousing of goods and illegal storage.

It defines the competition investigation procedure. The new procedure ensures that the investigations that are needed to protect victimized consumers and companies can be conducted efficiently, and protects controlled undertakings from abusive or arbitrary behaviour on the part of investigators.

The penalties for such practices are determined by the courts in accordance with the offence and the damage caused to the market or operators and the warranting circumstances (bad faith of the parties involved, second offence).

Finally, the Law introduces a change at the level of the institutions responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of market mechanisms by creating a body, the "Competition Council". The Competition Council is made up of experts and has a consultative function in the area of anti-competitive practices (cartels, abuse of dominant positions, economic dependence) and mergers. It plays a significant role in reconciling the interests of operators. It examines the cases put before it and provides technical advice, making proposals to the Prime Minister regarding action to be taken.


Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Dahir n° 1-00-225 portant promulgation de la loi 06-99 relative à la liberté des prix et de la concurrence

Morocco's Competition Law came into effect on 6 July 2001 and relates to pricing freedom and Competition. It repeals the law of 1971 relating to control of prices and conditions of sales, products and goods. (Source: GCP)

Law No. 06-99 governing Free Pricing and Competition:

The purpose of this Law is to establish a legal framework for free pricing and competition. It ensures transparency and fairness in trade relations.

 

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

The Association Agreement, 2000 An agreement, sections of which address the issue of competition, between the EU and Morocco.

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases

No information available

 

Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Les relations du Maroc avec L’Organisation de Coopération Economique et de Développement

Competition law in Morocco, by Frédéric Elbar

 

News

Morocco establishes new Competition CouncilMorocco establishes new Competition Council, by Sarah Touahri for Magharebia in Rabat – 09/01/09

 

Contact Information

Direction de Prix et de la Concurrence
Ministère des Affaires Générales du Gouvernement
Palais Royal, Le Mechouar, Rabat
Maroc
Tel: +2127 67 56 32
Fax: +2127 77 16 97

Ministère du Commerce, de l'Industrie et de l'Artisanat, Quartier des Ministères , Chellah, Rabat- MAROC
Tel : + 2127 76.57.43
Fax : +2127 76.63.73

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

Ministère du Commerce, de l'Industrie et de l'Artisanat, quartier des ministères

(Conseil de la Concurrence (-forthcoming-)

 

 

 

Mozambique (Last Updated 03/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

No information available

Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Mozambique does not have legislation pertaining to competition law, even though it is a signatory to the Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. The treaty under Article 5 obliges signatories to facilitate competition within the common market. Like Swaziland, Mozambique has sought the assistance of the Zambian Competition Commission to establish a competition law regime of its own.

The Mozambican Government approved a Competition Policy in July 2007 but it is now being revised. It has been reported that a Competition Law is due to be approved by June 2008 (Source: MacauHub)

 

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases

No information available

 

Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Competition Laws needed in Africa, ACP Business Climate Facility, June 2007

UNCTAD, An Assessment of anticompetitive practices and their effects on the Mozambican Economy (In Spanish)

 

News

Mozambican Government to publish Competition Law, Macauhub, 18 February 2008

 

Contact Information

No information available

Competition Authority Website(s)

No information available

   

Namibia (Last Updated 03/06/09)

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Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Competition Act 2003 (Act No. 2 of 2003): Act To safeguard and promote competition in the Namibian market; to establish the Namibian Competition Commission and make provision for its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.

 

Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Co-operation Agreements and Treaties Cotonou Agreement - Article 45
Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches-Bulletins)
  1. SA is African Leader in Competition Law, Sanchia Temkin, 11 March 2008
  2. Competition Policy for Namibia: Promoting Fair Competition and Economic Development by Trudi Hartzenberg - The Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU), February 2003
  3. Switch to Competition. Regulatory Challenges for Namibia’s Telecommunication Sector, 2006
  4. African Peer Review Mechanism, 2006
  5. Capacity of Building Competition Policy in Namibia, 2005
  6. Competition Policy for Namibia Promoting Fair Competition and Economic Development, Hartzenberg T., 2003

 


News No information available
Contact Information

Ministry of Trade and Industry
Block B, Brendan Simbwaye Square, Goethe Street
Private Bag 13340, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: +264-61-283-7111


Competition Authority Website(s) Namibian Competition Commission (-forthcoming-)
   

Niger (Last Updated 03/06/09)

All African Countries

 

Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

No information available

 

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Co-operation Agreements and Treaties

Conotou Agreement - Article 45

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases

No information available

 

Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches-Bulletins)

OECD, Country Studies: Niger, 2006

 

News

No information available

 

Contact Information

Direction du Commerce Interieur
et de la Concurrence
B.P 480
Niamey
Niger
Tel: + (227) 73 58 69
Fax: + (227) 73 21 50
E-mail: nicom@intnet.ne

 

Competition Authority Website(s) No information available
   

Nigeria (Last Updated 22/11/11)

All African Countries

 

Overview
(General Information)
Introduction to Competition Law: a sine qua non to a Liberalised Economy by Nnamdi Dimgba, BCL, PhD
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Nigeria is in the process of adopting a competition law

Nigeria’s draft Federal Competition Bill

However the House of Representatives Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation on September 12 and 13, 2001 during a national conference on the imperative of Competition Legislation proposed the enactment of a Federal Competition Commission Bill to Wit:

"A Bill for an Act to maintain, encourage and stimulate competition amongst enterprises in Nigeria, to eliminate anti-competitive practices, mergers, acquisitions and abuse of dominant positions of market power among enterprises that limit access to markets or otherwise tend to impede or distort normal competition and adversely affect commercial activity and economic development within Nigeria; to establish a Federal Competition Commission to administer this Act and the duties, functions and powers provided herein and to facilitate the implementation and enforcement of competition and consumer protection policies, and for purposes connected therewith".

However this bill has not been passed as an Act of the National Assembly. Thus the main legislation on competition in Nigeria is the provisions of the Investments and Securities Act, 1999.

Guidelines No information available
Forms

No information available

 

Co-operation Agreements and Treaties Conotou Agreement - Article 45
Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches-Bulletins)

"CBN's new cashless policy for the Nigerian economy and competition law and policy" by Nnamdi Dimgba, 22 November 2011, (The Guardian, Nigeria)

"How CBN's Cashless Policy Conflicts with Competition Law" by Nnamdi Dimgba and Dapo Akinosun, November 2011 (ThisDay, Nigeria)

Anti-Competitive Business Practices by Dominant Firms in Nigeria and the Securities and Exchange Commission's Company Break-up Powers under the Investments and Securities Act 2007 by Nnamdi Dimgba, April 2010

The Regulation of Competition through Merger Control: the Case under the Investment and Securities Act 2007 by Nnamdi Dimgba, April 2009

The Need and the Challenges to the Establishment of a Competition Law Regime in Nigeria by Nnamdi Dimgba, March 2008

The Privatisation of Refineries, Competition Law, and Economic Competitiveness by Nnamdi Dimgba

Privatisation, Why Highest Bid Not Always Best by Nnamdi Dimgba

The Urgent Need for Anti-trust Law by Nnamdi Dimgba LLB, published by ThisDay newspaper, 3 February 2004.

Antitrust in Nigeria: A review of the Meger Provisions of the Competition Bill by Nnamdi Dimgba LLB published by Kluwer Law International in the Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business (2003, volume 25, pp. 327-339).

OEDC, Country Studies: Nigeria, 2006


News No information available
Contact Information No information available
Competition Authority Website(s) No information available
   

Senegal (Last Updated 09/05/08)

All African Countries

 

Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Loi No. 94-63 du 22 aoút 1994 sur les prix, la concurrence et le contentieux economique. Law on Price, Competition and Economic Contentious (In French)

(Decret No. 95-77 du Janvier 1995 portant application des articles 44 et 64 de la loi 94-63 de 22 aoút 1994 sur les prix, la concurrence et le contentieux economique. Decree on Price, Competition and Economic Contentious. - forthcoming)

 

Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Co-operation Agreements and Treaties Conotou Agreement - Article 45
Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches-Bulletins)
  1. OECD, Abusive of Dominance in Regulated Sectors, 2005
  2. UN, Le role du pouvoir judiciare dans l’application du droit de la concurrence, 5TH UN Conference, November 2005 (In French)

News No information available
Contact Information

Commission Nationale de la Concurrence
Ministere du Commerce
Building administratif - 5e étage BP 4029
Senegal

Tel: +(221) 882 92 88
Fax:+(221) 821 91 32

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

Commission Nationale de la Concurrence

Ministere du Commerce

 

   

South Africa (Last updated 07/09/09)

All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

The Competition Commission (Commission) plays a pivotal role in the development of the South African economy. It creates an environment where an efficient business sector can become internationally competitive and where small businesses can participate more effectively in the economy. Most importantly, it ensures that consumers can obtain the most competitive prices and a greater product choice.

The Competition Act (Act. No.89 of 1998) was passed by Parliament in September 1998. Certain provisions of the Act came into effect on 30 November 1998 to allow for the establishment of the institutional framework. During the first five months of the financial year, the period from 1 April 1999 to 31 August 1999, the focus of the Commission was on the recruitment and training of staff, the completion and equipping of the building, the development of the necessary systems and the drafting of the procedural rules and necessary regulations. All of these activities ensured that the Commission was ready to commence operations, when the remaining provisions of the Act came into effect.

This contribution was submitted by the Contribution from South Africa by ADV. MENZI SIMELANE Commissioner: Competition Commission. (OECD Papers.Special Issues.Global forum on Competition.17 and 18 October 2001).

The relevant legislation is the Competition Act 89 of 1998 and the regulations promulgated in terms of that Act. The enforcement agencies are the Competition Commission, the Competition Tribunal and the Competition Appeal Court. In its original form there were significant problems with the legislation and the relevant thresholds were too low. The position has been substantially improved by the Competition Second Amendment Act 2000 which came into effect on February 1, 2001.

By Bowman Gilfillan Inc. Contact Person: Robert Legh. Getting the Deal Through

 

Legislation
(Legal acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

The Competition Acts

Competition Amendment Bill signed into Law (September 2009): The Competition Bill makes provisions on complex monopolies and also allows for criminal sanctions against those found guilty of cartel activity. Text and further information on the Bill will be provided in due course. (Also, see 'News' heading, below)

The Consolidated Act (Incorporating all the Amendments) To provide for the establishment of a Competition Commission responsible for the investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse of dominant position, and mergers; and for the establishment of a Competition Tribunal responsible to adjudicate such matters; and for the establishment of a Competition Appeal Court; and for related matters.

The Competition Act 89 of 1998
To provide for the establishment of a Competition Commission responsible for
the investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse of
dominant, position, and mergers; and for the establishment of a Competition
Tribunal responsible to adjudicate such matters; and for the establishment of a
Competition Appeal Court; and for related matters.

Amendments

First Amendment Bill
Second Amendment Bill

Second Amendment Act

Maintenance & Promotion Of The Competition Act 96 of 1979

The Regulations

The Rules And Procedures Of The Competition Commission

The Thresholds

Proclamation

Guidelines

Anti-cartel enforcement template

Leaflets

The Competition Act: A Consumer Guide

The Competition Act: A Guide For Trade Unions

The Evolution of Policy in SA

 

Forms

Forms

Merger Forms

Form CC 4 (1) - Merger Notice

Form CC 4 (2) - Statement of Merger Information

Form CC 5 (1) - Notice of Intention to Participate

Form CC 6 - Notice of Abandoned Merger

Form CC 7 - Claim that Information is Confidential

Form CC 9 - Notice to Report Small Merger

Exemption Forms

Form CC 3 (1) Application for Exemption (Section 10(1))

Form CC 3 (2) Application for Exemption (Section 10(4), Intelectual Property)

Form CC 3 (3) Application for Exemption (Schedule 1)

Form CC 7 Claim that Information is Confidential

Complaints Forms

Form CC 1 Complaint

Form CC 7 Claim that Information is Confidential


Co-operation Agreements and Treaties Agreement of Trade, Development and Cooperation with the EU
Selected Cases

Merger Cases

Prohibited Practices Cases

Exemption Cases

Press Releases

Media Releases 2009

Media Releases 2008

Media Releases 2007

Media Releases 2006

Media Releases 2005

Media Releases 2004

Media Releases 2003

Media Releases 2002

Media Releases 2001

Media Releases 2000

 

Annual Reports

Annual Reports - OECD- 2003

Competition Commission: Annual Reports (1999-2008)

Competition Tribunal: Annual Reports

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports-Speeches-Bulletins)

UNCTAD, Handbook on Competition Legislation, 02/03/2007

OECD Peer Review of Competition Law and Policy 2003

Speeches

2003 - Conference Speeches

2002 - Conference Speeches

2001 - Conference Speeches

Other Presentations - by the Commissioner - Adv Menzi Simelane

Latest Publications Brochures

General Brochures

The Competition Act: An Introduction

The Competition Act: A Guide To Prohibited Practices

Competition tribunal Publications: Speeches

Competition Regulation: The South African Experience
Paper presented by D. Lewis to ISCCO Conference 2000, Taipei - 21 June 2000

Notices and Updates

 

News

Price Fixing can land Company Directors in Jail (Source: Inter Press Service News Agency; 02 September 2009)

The Competition Commission Notices and Updates

Competition Tribunal News

 

Articles

South Africa: The Effect Of The Launch Of COMESA´s Regional Competition Commission In Africa And Beyond, Article by Jason Van Dijk and Vandana Lowton, 20 May 2009


1) South African Competition Law And Public Interest, Mondaq 29/03/07

2) South Africa: Competition Tribunal Approval Cans Competitive Concerns in Favour of Efficiency, Mondaq 17/06/06

 

Contact Information

The Competition Commission South Africa

Postal address
The Competition Commission
Private Bag x23,
Lynwood Ridge,
0040
South Africa

Physical address
The Competition Commission
Building C
Mapungubwe Building
77 Meintjies Street
Sunnyside, Pretoria
Tel: +27 12 394-3200
Email: ccsa@compcom.co.za

Competition Appeal Court

Contact Details:
Mr Shan Ramburuth:
Registrar of the Competition Appeal Court
Tel. No. +27 (12) 482-9204
Fax. No. +27 (12) 482-9201
E-mail: shanr@comptrib.co.za

The Competition Tribunal

Physical address
Building C, Glenfield Office Park
Cnr. Glenwood & Oberon St.
Faerie Glen
Pretoria

Postal address
Private Bag X28
Lynnwood Ridge
0040
E-mail address: ctsa@comptrib.co.za
Tel: +27 (12) 482 9200
fax: +27 (12) 482 9201

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

The Competition Commission South Africa

The Competition Tribunal

The Competition Appeal Court

 

 

   
Swaziland (Last updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

No information available

 

Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Swaziland is in the process of adopting a competition law. Swaziland is a signatory to the Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. Article 5 of this treaty requires signatory states to create competitive market conditions within the common market. With the assistance of the Zambian Competition Commission, Swaziland has a draft Competition Bill. The Bill proposes to establish a Commerce Commission. The bill is awating parliamentary assent.

The objectives of this new Bill are as follows:

  • Encourage competition in the economy by controlling anti-competitive trade practices, mergers and acquisitions, monopolies and concentration of economic power and unfair trade practices; promote economic development and growth and protect consumer welfare;
  • Provide an appropriate institutional and operational mechanism for its administration, including the Fair Trading Act.
  • Provide for the establishment of a Competition Commission.

Competition Amendment Bill

Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45

COMESA Agreement - Article 55

 

Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Performance Report to Parliament, 2002-2003 (2.1.6 Draft Competition Bill)

News No information available
Contact Information

No information available

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

No information available

 

   
Tanzania (Last Updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

No information available

 

Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

The Fair Trade Practices Act, 2003 (An Act to promote and protect effective competition in trade and commerce, to protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct and to provide for other related matters).

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases

No information available

 

Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

CUTS, Competition Law and Policy - A Tool for Development in Tanzania, 2002

OECD, Challenges faced by competition authorities in achieving greater economic development through the promotion of competition in Tanzania, January 2004

UN, The Rol of Economic Analysis in Competition Law Enforcement, 5th UN Conference on Competition Policy, November 2005

 

News

No information available

 

Contact Information

The Fair Competition Commission
PO Box 9503
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Tel: + (255) 22 2180075
E -mail: mit@covision2000.com
www.tanzania.go.tz

Ministry of Industry and Trade Permanent Secretary
Co-operative Union Building
Lumumba Road
P.O. Box 9503
Dar es Salaam
Tel:+ 255 22 2181397, 2180418, 2117219-23
Fax: +255 222182481, 2112527, 2113427

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

Fair Competition Comission

 

 

   
Togo (Last Updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Togo is in the process of adopting a competition law.

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

No information available

 

News

No information available

 

Contact Information

Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances - Lomé
tél: + 228 21 35 54 fax: + 228 21 09 05
info@republicoftogo.com

Ministère de l'Industrie et du Commerce - Lomé
Tél: + (228) 21 05 52
Fax: + (228) 21 05 72

Chambre de Commerce D'Agriculture et D'Industrie Du Togo (CCAIT)
B.P. 360 Lomé TOGO
Tél. + 228 21 20 65 / 21 70 65
Fax + 228 21 47 30
Email : info@republicoftogo.com

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances - Lomé (-forthcoming-)

Ministère de l'Industrie et du Commerce - Lomé (-forthcoming-)

 

   
Tunisia (Last Updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)
Loi N° 91-64 du 29 Juillet 1991 (in French)
Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Euro-Mediterranean Agreement

 

Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports 5th Annual Report of the Competition Council 2001
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Competition Laws in Mena An assesment of the status quo and the relevance of a WTO Agreement by Mohamed El Hedi Lahouel


 

News No information available
Contact Information

Direction Generale de la Concurrence et du Comerce Interieur Ministere du Comerce et de L’artisanat

6 Rue de Venezuela
Tunis
Tunisia
Tel: + (2161) 781 729
Fax: + (2161) 781 847
Email: Mohsen.Aroui@email.ati.tn

Conseil de la Concurrence de Tunisie

7, Rue 7000/av. Khereddine Pahcha
Tunis
Tunisia
Tel: + (2161) 795199/797376
Fax: + (2161) 796230


Competition Authority Website(s) Republique Tunisienne, Ministere du Commerce, Conseil de la Concurrence

   
Uganda (Last Updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

No information available

Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Uganda has no legal regime that governs competition law, even though it is a signatory to the Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.

A Competition Bill has been drafted in 2004. When the draft Competition Bill is finally enacted, it will:

  • Foster competition in the Ugandan market;
  • protect consumers' interests, whilst safeguarding the freedom of economic action of various market participants;
  • prevent practices which limit access to markets or otherwise unduly restrain competition, affecting domestic or international trade or economic development and;
  • establish a Competition Commission in Uganda.

(Source: CUTS International)

A Study Report on Competition Law, 2004 - Uganda Law Reform Commission

 

Guidelines

No information available

 

Forms

No information available

 

Cooperation Agreements and Treaties

Conotou Agreement - Article 45

 

Selected Cases

No information available

 

Press Releases

No information available

 

Annual Reports

No information available

 

Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Competition and Consumer Protection Scenario in Uganda, CUTS International, 2003

News

No information available

 

Contact Information

No information available

Competition Authority Website(s)

No information available

 

   
Zambia (Last Updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)

Competition policy in Zambia

The Competition and Fair Trading Act Chapter 417 was enacted in 1994, to encourage competition in the economy by prohibiting anti-competitive trade practices; regulate monopolies and concentrations of economic power; protect consumer welfare; strengthen the efficiency of production and distribution of goods and services; secure the best possible conditions for the freedom of trade; and to expand the base of entrepreneurship.

The competition and Fair Trading Act contains the following prohibitions:

Anti-Competitive Practices - This prohibits agreements of concerted practices between enterprises, which have the objective of preventing, restricting or distorting competition to an appreciable extent in Zambia or any substantial part of it.

Mergers and Takeovers - The merger control regulation under the Act applies to all mergers in the economy that involve the acquisition or the establishment of control over a significant interest in the whole or a part of a business of a competitor, supplier, customer or other person.

Trade Agreements - This deals with Horizontal arrangements, this refers to implicit or explicit arrangements between firms competing with identical or similar products in the same market.

Anti Competitive Trade Practices by Associations - Section 10 captures anti-competitive practices by trade associations. “Trade Associations” here means a body of persons which is formed for the purpose of furthering the trade interests of its members or of persons represented by its members.

Unfair Trade/Consumer Welfare and Protection - This contains a range of provisions aimed at protecting consumers.

Criteria for Controlling Monopolies and Concentrations of Economic Power - Section 11 concerns control of monopolies and concentrations of economic power.

By the Zambia Competition Commission

Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

The Competition and Fair Trading Act

Competition Rules in Zambia

Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Co-operation Agreements and Treaties

Information on Cross-border competition agreements

Zambia is currently intending to sign a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) with Zimbabwe, in which there is a clause for cooperation between the two respective competition authorities to ensure that trade between the two countries is not restricted due to anti-competitive practices.

The Competition Authorities in Zambia and South Africa are also planning to agree on a staff exchange programme (by way of secondment to each other's competition authority).

Cotonou Agreement - Article 45


Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases Zambia Competition Commission Press Releases
Annual Reports

Annual Report 1999

Zambia Competition Commission Annual Reports

 

Publications
( Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Understanding the Dynamics of Competition in Telecommunications Services in Zambia, by Thula Kaira, 17-19 March 2009

Harmonizing the Objectives of Competition Policy and Regulation, by Thula Kaira, 17-19 March 2009

Competition Commission Publications

UN, Investment Policy Review, 2007

CUTS, Competition Law in Zambia, 2002

OEDC, Global Forum Competition, 2001


 

Zambia Competition Commission Publications

News Zambia Competition Commission Announcements
Contact Information

Zambia Competition Commission
4TH Floor Main Post Office Building
P.O Box 34919
Lusaka, Zambia

Tel +260 1 222787/232657
Fax +260 1 222789
E-mail zcomp@zamtel.zm

 

Competition Authority Website(s)

Zambia Competition Commission

 

   
Zimbabwe (Last Updated 04/06/09) All African countries
Overview
(General Information)
No information available
Legislation
(Legal Acts-Regulations-Resolutions)

Competition Act 1996

Zimbabwe Act To amend the Competition Act, 1996; to repeal the Tariff Commission Act [Chapter 14:29]; to amend the Trade Development Surcharge Act [Chapter 14:22] and the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 16;04]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

 

Guidelines No information available
Forms No information available
Cooperation Agreements and Treaties Cotonou Agreement - Article 45
Selected Cases No information available
Press Releases No information available
Annual Reports No information available
Publications
(Papers-Reports- Speeches)

Competition Law under a Hyperinflationary Environment: The case of Zimbabwe, Africa News, 16 April 2008

Pan-African Network for Promoting Competition and Consumer Welfare Launched, Centre for Competition Investment & Economic Regulation, 30 March 2007

Should the Competition Authority coordinate the activity of sectoral regulators?, Mr. Mosadeq Sahebdin of the Mauritian Institute of Consumer Protection, November 2006

News No information available
Contact Information

Ministry of Industry and International Trade
Mukwati Building,Corner 4th/Livingstone Av,
P. Bag 7708, Causeway, Harare.
Tel: 702731/ 791824/9
Fax: 704116/ 729311




Competition Authority Website(s)

Ministry of Industry and International Trade

Anti-Corruption & Anti-Monopolies Programme (under construction)

 

   

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