Notice of Closure of the Registrar’s Office on Official Holidays in the Year 2017

CCC Notice No. 1 of 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the COMESA Competition Commission (“Commission”) shall observe the official holidays recognized by the host country, the government of Malawi. Consequently, the Commission would like to notify all its esteemed customers that the Office of the Registrar would be closed in the Year 2017 on the following dates:-

Official Holiday

New Years’s Day 1st January 2017
John Chilembwe Day 15th and 16th January 2017
Martyrs Day 3rd March 2017
Good Friday 14th April 2017
Easter Monday 17th April 2017
Labour Day 1st May 2017
Kamuzu Day 14th and 15th May 2017
Independence Day 7th July 2017
Mother’s Day 15th and 16th October 2017
Christmas 25th December 2017

The Commission would like to remind the concerned persons that the closure of the Office of the Registrar would alter the computation of time by the Commission in accordance with Rule 3 (2) of the COMESA Competition Rules which read as follows: “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.”

Rule 3 (2) applies also to the computation of time regarding the 120 days time period taken to examine mergers and make a decision under Article 25 of the COMESA Competition Regulations.