THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE COMPETITION OF MAURITIUS

The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) is pleased to announce that the Commission concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Competition Commission of Mauritius (“CCM”) regarding the Application and Enforcement of their Competition Laws. The signing Ceremony of the MOU was held on 24th March 2017 in Port Louis, Mauritius. The Ceremony was attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Financial Services, Good Governance, and Institutional Reforms, Mr Chettandeo Bhugun; Board of Commissioners of the Commission and the CCM; media houses and other Officials. The signatories of the MOU were the Director of the Commission, Mr George Lipmile and the Director of CCM, Mr Deshmuk Kowlesseur.

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The MOU is expected to facilitate and promote coordination between the Commission and the CCM in the harmononization and implementation of their competition laws and policies and lessen the possibilities or impact of divergent outcomes. The salient issues that the MOU cover include:

 

  • The two institutions will cooperate where they are investigating related matters and will share relevant information to ensure effective enforcement of their respective competition laws. This will be achieved through the appointment of Desk Officers in the respective institutions and through periodic meetings among officials to exchange information on investigation and enforcement priorities.
  • The Commission and CCM will consult on matters of competition enforcement and policy and keep each other informed of significant competition policy and enforcement developments in their jurisdictions.
  • The two institutions will cooperate in advancing technical assistance and capacity building programs through integrated strategies.

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Click here to download the MOU with the CCM