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5th Regional Sensitization Workshop for Business Reporters on Competition and Trade Developments within COMESA

Group Photo of the CCC 5th Business Reporters Workshop at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. 25 June 2018

Group Photo of the CCC 5th Regional Senstisation Workshop for Business Reporters held at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi on 25 June 2018


Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 25-26 June, 2018

The mandate of the COMESA Competition Commission (Commission) is to promote and encourage competition by preventing and prohibiting anti-competitive conduct by market players which deter the efficient operations of markets, partition the Common Market and erode consumer welfare. The Commission is of the conviction that access to and dissemination of information on Competition matters is essential to enhance the compliance to the Regulations and detection of infringements. The role of the Media in this endeavor cannot be overemphasized.


In this respect, the Commission hosted the fifth regional sensitization workshop for Business Reporters on Competition and Trade Developments within COMESA from 25-26 June 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the workshop was not only to provide updates on competition developments and facilitate discussion among the reporters but also to appraise the important developments that are taking place with respect to regional integration, access to information, the role of the media, technology and innovation in the media.
Further, the workshop discussed the relationship between the media and the Commission. The aim of the Commission is also to continue building and strengthening the network of competition journalists in the Common Market and this workshop avails this opportunity.

Dr Francis Mangeni, Director, Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs Department of COMESA Secreteriat, Presenting on COMESA- Stature and Way Forward for Business Reporters

Dr Francis Mangeni; Director, Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs Department of COMESA Secreteriat, Presenting on COMESA- Stature and Way Forward for Business Reporters

Director of CCC, Presenting on "Competition Law a Tool for Regional Integration" on 25th June 2018

George Lipmile, Director of CCC, Presenting on "Competition Law a Tool for Regional Integration" on 25th June 2018

 

Mr Sifiso Sibandze, representing Times of Swaziland.

Sifiso Sibandze, representing Times of Swaziland.

 

Left to Right: Judith Hara and Kelly Njombo reporters representing Zambia.

Left to Right: Judith Hara and Kelly Njombo reporters representing Zambia.

Representatives of Mauritius, Bizweek and Egypt at the CCC 5th Business Reporters Workshop of 2018

Left to Right: Moataza Mahaba from Bizweek Mauritius and Herrasha Lutchman from D. Media,  Egypt at the CCC 5th Regional Sensitisation  Workshop for Business Reporters, June  2018

 

The First Regional Sensitization Workshop for the Business Community

The First Regional Sensitization Workshop for the Business Community on the Provisions and Application of the COMESA Competition Regulations.

Theme: Compliance with the COMESA Competition Regulations; Benefits to Business.

Workshop Date: 27 June,2018

 Venue: Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 Benefits for Attending

-Gain knowledge on competition law and how compliance benefits both the business and consumers.

-To know the Dos and Don`ts under the Regulations.

-Gain knowledge on designing and maintaining an internal compliance program which is crucial in:

-Avoiding and reducing the risk of infringing the Regulations which causes damage to the reputation, loss of customer base, respect and loyalty.

-Avoiding costly investigations and follow-on litigations

-Avoiding being slapped with hefty fines.

Speakers

-Mr. George K. Lipimile, Director & CEO; COMESA Competition Commission

-Mr. Willard Mwemba, Head; Mergers and Acquisitions, COMESA Competition Commission

-Mrs. Mary Gurure, Head, Legal Services & Compliance.

Panelists

-ENS Africa

-Sanlam Insurance

-Anjarwalla & Khana

-Coulson Harney

Register now: Tel: +2651772466/ Mob:+265994063263 Email: jmwesige@comesa.int

Download Workshop Details and Registration Form here.

DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE ON COMPETITION AND TRADE

The First Diplomatic Conference on Competition and Trade was held on 19 to 20 May 2016 in Livingstone, Zambia under the theme “Enhancing Competition in the Common Market”. The Conference was attended by Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Zambia and Permanent Representatives to COMESA and other Plenipotentiaries.

Click here to download the Communique of the Diplomatic Conference on Competition and Trade

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TRAINING WORKSHOP ON THE COMESA MERGER ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

A Training Workshop on the COMESA Merger Assessment Guidelines was held on 16-17 September 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. The main objective of the workshop was to enhance the understanding and application of the Guidelines by the National Competition Authorities with regard to cross border mergers which have an effect in their respective jurisdictions. The workshop was attended by Heads of Mergers Division of National Competition Authorities and officials in-charge of competition in their respective Ministries.