Category Archives: NOTICES

NOTICE OF CLOSURE FOR 2018 FESTIVE HOLIDAYS

It is hereby notified that the COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) will be officially closing for the 2018 festive holidays as from Thursday 20th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019 and will reopen on Monday 7th January 2019.

Please take note that during this period, in accordance with Rule 3(2) of the COMESA Competition Rules, the Office of the Registrar of the Commission will be closed for notification of transactions. During this period, stakeholders are invited to contact Mr Ali Kamanga at akamanga@comesa.int or Ms Siboniselizulu Maseko at smaseko@comesa.int for any assistance and clarification.

The Commission wishes all its stakeholders a Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year 2019.

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

CCC Notice No. 3 of 2018

 

The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) wishes to inform the general public that pursuant to Article 13 (1) of the COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”), the COMESA Council of Ministers, at its meeting held in Lusaka on 15th July, 2018, approved the appointment of individuals from the Member States to serve on the new Board of the Commission for the next three (3) years.

 

The composition of the new Board of the Commission is as follows:

 

Country Commissioner Gender Status
1. Djibouti Ali Hamadou Ali Kako M Newly appointed
2. DRC Trudon Kala Nzembela M Appointed in December 2015
3. Egypt DrAmira Abdel Ghaffar Mohamed. F Appointment renewed
4. Eswatini Thembelihle Precious Dube (Nee Dlamini) F Newly appointed
5. Ethiopia Michael Teklu Beyene M Newly appointed
6. Kenya Danson Mungatana M Newly appointed
7. Malawi Charlotte Wezi Malonda F Newly appointed
8. Mauritius Deshmuk Kowlesseur M Appointed in December 2015
9. Seychelles Francis Lebon M Newly appointed
10. Sudan Islam Tagelsir Ahmed Alhasan M Newly appointed
11. Uganda Patrick Okilangole M Appointment renewed
12. Zambia Brian M. Lingela M Newly appointed
13. Zimbabwe Ellen Ruparanganda F Newly appointed

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TUNISIA AND SOMALIA JOIN THE COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

CCC NOTICE No. 2 OF 2018

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to concerned stakeholders and the general public that the Republic of Tunisia and the Federal Republic of Somalia have been admitted as Member States of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (“COMESA”) at the 20th Summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Government held on 18th and 19th July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, after having fulfilled the terms and conditions of accession to the COMESA Treaty.

In accordance with the obligations of the Member States under the COMESA Treaty, the Commission wishes to inform the general public that the provisions of the COMESA Competition Regulations of 2004, and its accompanying rules, shall be enforceable in the territories of the Republic of Tunisia and the Federal Republic of Somalia with immediate effect.

All stakeholders wishing to seek further information on the above are invited to contact the Registrar of the Commission, Mrs. Meti Disasa on Tel: +265 (0) 1 772 466 or e-mail: compcom@comesa.int and mdisasa@comesa.int.

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PRODUCT RECALL ON LIMITED NUMBER OF READY TO EAT SLICED COLD MEATS AND VIENNAS

CCC-CP-NOTICE-2 of 2018

WARNING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Notice is hereby issued by the COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to Article 30 (1) (b) of the COMESA Competition Regulations (the “Regulations”), following its CCC-CP-Notice-No.-1-of-2018 on the Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa, to warn the general public as an additional precautionary measure and avoid consumption of limited number of affected meat products.

Food safety is of a paramount important to consumers in the Common Market and the Commission takes all issues regarding the production of food, specifically those traded in the Common Market, seriously.

 

CCC-CP-Notice-No.-1-of-2018 was issued following the recent announcement of the Department of Health in South Africa on the source of the Listeriosis outbreak and safety recall notices by National Consumer Commission (NCC) of South Africa to Tiger Brands Unit – Enterprise Food and Rainbow Chickens Limited. In this respect, CCC-CP-Notice-No.-1-of-2018 warned consumers against the consumption of the recalled processed meat products which are sold ready-to-eat including polony, viennas/sausages and other cold meats. The Commission wishes to inform the public that CCC-Notice-No-2-of-2018 is issued, as an additional precautionary measure, to warn the consumption of a limited number of meat products, especially viennas and cold meats, listed below:

  • Wafer Thin Chargrilled Ham
  • Wafer Thin Roasted Chicken
  • Wafer Thin Smoked Ham
  • Wafer Thin Cooked Ham
  • Wafer Thin Smoked Chicken
  • Sliced Lean Ham
  • Ham Selection
  • Country Ham
  • Smoked & Roasted Gammon
  • Lunceon Meat
  • Cold Meat Assortment
  • Smoked VIennas
  • Red Viennas
  • Cocktail VIennas
  • Smoked Cheesy Viennas
  • Bulk Salami Sticks
  • Salami Sticks
  • Plain Sticks
  • Plain Salami Sticks
  • Spicy Salami Sticks
  • Plain Salami Bites
  • Coriander Salami
  • Spicy Salami Bites
  • Sliced Salami
  • Salami
  • German Salami
  • Sliced Peppered Salami
  • Spicy Salami
  • Local Chorizo

 

In this regard, the Commission wishes to inform the general public to surrender to relevant authorities of COMESA Member States among others Public Health Departments, any of the products listed above including opened and empty packaging. The Commission has further invoked Article 31 (2) (b) of the Regulations and directed the manufacturers of the said products to cease the exportation into or sale to the public by their distributors and related dealers in the Common Market until such a time when the situation returns to normalcy and the general public are informed accordingly.

 

Should you require more information or clarification on the matter you may contact the undersigned on +265 1 772 466 or email: glipimile@comesa.int.

Click here to download the Notice of the Commission issued on 15th March 2018, CCC-CP-Notice No-1-of 2018, Warning the Public on the Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa.

Click here to download the English Version pdf format of the CCC-CP-Notice-2-of-2018.

Click  here download the French Version pdf format of the CCC-CP-Notice-2-of-2018.

 

Warning Notice to the Public on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

CCC -CP -NOTICE 1 of 2018

WARNING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

 

The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) hereby notifies the general public that following investigations by the South African Authorities into the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa, the National Consumer Commission (NCC) of South Africa has issued safety recall notices to Tiger Brands Unit – Enterprise Food and Rainbow Chickens Limited. The recalled products, which are reported to have been contaminated by Listeria, are processed meat products which are sold ready-to-eat and these include polony, viennas/sausages and other cold meats. The Commission has become aware that there is also further risk of cross-contamination of other ready-to-eat processed meat products through the transfer of listeria from contaminated products, either at production, distribution or retail.

The Commission’s research has revealed that Listeriosis is a food-borne disease which comes due to consumption of contaminated foods, particularly, unpasteurized milk, soft cheese and meat products. It is caused by listeria monocytogenes and unlike most food-borne pathogens, listeria multiplies readily in refrigerated foods that have been contaminated. According to the information available to the Commission, there is no vaccine against Listeriosis.

 

In view of the foregoing and pursuant to Article 30 (1) (b) of the COMESA Competition Regulations (the “Regulations”), the Commission would therefore like to inform the general public to exercise caution and avoid consumption of the affected meat products. The Commission has further invoked Article 31 (2) (b) of the Regulations and directed Enterprise Food and Rainbow Chickens to Cease the exportation into or sale to the public by their distributor and related dealers in the Common Market until such a time when the situation returns to normalcy and the general public is informed accordingly.

 

The Commission welcomes any representations on the matter from all interested stakeholders and the general public. Should you require more information or clarification on the matter you may contact the undersigned on +265 1 772 466 or email: glipimile@comesa.int.

 

Click  here  to download the English Version of the Warning Notice to the Public on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa.

Click here to download the French Version of the Warning Notice to the Public on Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa.

NOTICE OF CLOSURE FOR 2017 FESTIVE HOLIDAYS

It is hereby notified that the COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission) will be officially closing for the 2017 festive holidays as from Thursday 21st December 2017 to Sunday,  7th January 2018 and will reopen on Monday 8th January 2018.

Kindly take note that during this period, the Office of the Registrar of the Commission will be closed for notification of transactions. With regard to transactions already notified and under consideration, the computation of time during this period will be adjusted accordingly as per Rule 3(2) of the COMESA Competition Rules which reads:

“Where the time prescribed by or allowed under these Rules for doing an act or taking a proceeding expires on a Saturday or Sunday or on a day on which the office of the Registrar is closed, the act may be done or the proceeding may be taken on the first day following that is not a Saturday, Sunday or day on which that office is closed.”

The Commission wishes all its stakeholders a Merry Christmas 2017 and Happy New Year 2018.

PUBLIC NOTICE ON PAYMENT OF FEES

CCC Notice Number 2 of 2016

 The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) would like to remind parties to mergers and acquisitions, the general public and all concerned stakeholders, who are required to make fee payments to the Commission that whenever such payments are made, the Commission should immediately be alerted indicating the names of the parties concerned and the details of the corresponding transaction. This is in order to facilitate timely consideration and conclusion of cases before the Commission.

All concerned stakeholders are therefore requested to submit, to the Commission, a copy of the telegraphic transfer as proof of payment through the following contact details:

The Director and Chief Executive Officer

The COMESA Competition Commission

Kang’ombe House, 5th Floor West Wing

P.O. Box 30742

Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Email: COMPCOM@comesa.int

              ldziko@comesa.int

The Commission wishes to thank you for your continued support.

All payments of fees should be made to the following accounts:

Bank Details captured

*Further, kindly note that all payments made to the Commission through the EcoBank Malawi Limited account should include a transaction fee of $15 which the bank deducts upon payment’s transfer to the Commission’s account.

NOTICE OF CLOSURE FOR FESTIVE HOLIDAYS

Commission Notice No. 01/2015

 It is hereby notified that the COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission) will be officially closing for the 2015-2016 festive holidays as from Monday 21st December 2015 to Sunday,  10th January 2016 and will reopen on Monday 11th January 2016.

Kindly take note that during this period, the Office of the Registrar of the Commission will be closed for notification of transactions. With regard to transactions already notified and under consideration, the computation of time during this period will be adjusted accordingly as per Rule 3(2) of the COMESA Competition Rules which reads:

“Where the time prescribed by or allowed under these Rules for doing an act or taking a proceeding expires on a Saturday or Sunday or on a day on which the office of the Registrar is closed, the act may be done or the proceeding may be taken on the first day following that is not a Saturday, Sunday or day on which that office is closed.”

The Commission wishes all its stakeholders a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to reconnecting in the New Year.

 

The Registrar

COMESA Competition Commission

5th Floor-West Wing, Kang'ombe House

P.O. Box 30742

Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Cell: +265 (0) 991 320088

Office Phone: +265 (0) 1 772466

Email: mdisasa@comesa.int or compcom@comesa.int

www.comesacompetition.org

“Enhancing intra-COMESA trade through the creation of competitive markets”

Notice of Closure for Festive Holidays

It is hereby notified that the COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission) will be officially closing for the 2014-2015 festive holidays as from Monday 22nd December 2014 to Sunday, 11th January 2015 and will reopen on Monday 12th January 2015.Kindly take note that during this period, the Office of the Registrar of the Commission will be closed for notification of transactions. With regard to transactions already notified and under consideration, the computation of time during this period will be adjusted accordingly as per Rule 3(2) of the COMESA Competition Rules which reads:

“Where the time prescribed by or allowed under these Rules for doing an act or taking a proceeding expires on a Saturday or Sunday or on a day on which the office of the Registrar is closed, the act may be done or the proceeding may be taken on the first day following that is not a Saturday, Sunday or day on which that office is closed.”

For any issues requiring immediate attention during this period, Mr Vincent Nkhoma, Manager Exemptions and Enforcement will be the ‘Officer In Charge’ for the Commission and can be contacted on: Cell: +265 (0) 888 589 700 or Email: vnkhoma@comesa.int .

The Commission wishes all its stakeholders a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to reconnecting in the new year.

The Registrar
COMESA Competition Commission
5th Floor-West Wing, Kang'ombe House
P.O. Box 30742
Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Cell: +265 (0) 991 320088
Office Phone: +265 (0) 1 772466
Email:
mdisasa@comesa.int or compcom@comesa.int

Notice on the Commencement of Operations of the COMESA Competition Commission

It is hereby notified to the general public that the COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission), established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (the Regulations) shall commence the enforcement of the Regulations as from 14th January 2013.

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