NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR ON OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS IN THE YEAR 2018

CCC Notice No. 1 of 2018

 

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 2018 on the following dates:-

 

Official Holiday Date
New Years’s Day 1st January 2018
John Chilembwe Day 15th January 2018
Martyrs Day 3rd and 5th March 2018
Good Friday 30th March 2018
Easter Monday 1st and 2nd April 2018
Labour Day 1st May 2018
Kamuzu Day 14th May 2018
Independence Day 7th and 9th July 2018
Mother’s Day 15th October 2018
Christmas 25th December 2018

 

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.