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PRESS RELEASE THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION IMPOSED A FINE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ARTICLE 24(1) OF THE REGULATIONS

 DATE: 6TH SEPTEMBER 2021 DECISION/MER/20.2/2021 PRESS RELEASE THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION IMPOSED A FINE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ARTICLE 24(1) OF THE REGULATIONS The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) wishes to inform the general public that the Seventy Eighth (78th) Committee Responsible for Initial Determinations (CID) meeting held on 3rd September 2021 imposed a fine in […]

WARNING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC RECALL OF CANNED VEGETABLES BY TIGER BRANDS DUE TO DEFECTIVE CANS

CCC – CP – NOTICE 2 of 2021 WARNING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC  RECALL OF CANNED VEGETABLES BY TIGER BRANDS DUE TO DEFECTIVE CANS The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) hereby notifies the general public that Tiger Brands Limited, a South African packaged goods company, is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced […]

COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION COMMENCES INVESTIGATIONS INTO POSSIBLE MARKET ALLOCATION AND/OR TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS BY BEER MANUFACTURERS OPERATING IN THE COMMON MARKET

              ACBP NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION 1 OF 2021                           DATE: 24 JUNE 2021 NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF INVESTIGATIONS Notice is hereby given to interested stakeholders and the general public that pursuant to Article 22 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”), the COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) has commenced investigations into potential violations of […]

THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION ESTABLISHES THE COMESA CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE

The COMESA Competition Commission (‘the Commission’) wishes to inform the general public that the COMESA Consumer Protection Committee (the Committee) was officially established through a virtual meeting held on 15th April 2021.  The virtual Committee meeting was attended by representatives of national consumer authorities and consumer associations  from nine COMESA Member States. In this meeting, […]

THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE COMPETITION COMMISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) is pleased to announce that the Commission concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Competition Commission of the Republic Democratic Republic known as “Commission De La Concurrence (COMCO).” The Ceremony of signing the MOU was held on 19th April 2021 at BICC Conference Hall, in Lilongwe, Malawi. […]

CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY, 2021

The COMESA Competition Commission (‘the Commission’) joined the rest of the World in commemorating the World Consumer Rights Day. This year, the global theme was ‘Tackling Plastic Pollution’. The Commission is cognisant that plastic pollution is a serious threat in our lives but most of the populace are not aware of the dangers associated with […]

FAREWELL TO THE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION, DR GEORGE LIPIMILE, AND APPOINTMENT OF DR WILLARD MWEMBA AS AN ACTING DIRECTOR

The COMESA Competition Commission (“Commission”) wishes to inform the general public that the tenure of office of Dr George Lipimile who was the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission for the past ten years, came to an end on 31st January 2021. Dr Lipimile was appointed by the COMESA Council of Ministers as […]

PRACTICE NOTE ON THE COMMISSION’S APPLICATION OF THE TERM “OPERATE” UNDER THE COMESA COMPETITION REGULATIONS AND THE “APPLICATION OF RULE 4 OF THE RULES ON THE DETERMINATION OF MERGER NOTIFICATION THRESHOLDS AND METHOD OF CALCULATION”

CCC – MER – Practice Note 1 of 2021 The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”), having received several queries from merging parties and their legal representatives in relation to the application of certain merger control rules, hereby issues this practice note on its application of the term “operate” under the COMESA Competition Regulations, 2004 (the […]

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE PRODUCT RECALL OF CEVITE VITAMIN C

CCC -CP -NOTICE 1 of 2021 The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) hereby notifies the general public that Shalina Pharmaceutical Zambia Limited (Shalina) initiated a voluntary product recall on 22nd January, 2021 of imported Cevite Vitamin C with batch numbers 0371572 and 0372251. The tablets have been recalled as some may change colour from yellow […]

Investigation into the Agreements concluded by the Confederation of African Football and Lagardere Sports SAS

The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) wishes to inform its stakeholders and the general public that an article published on the e-COMESA Newsletter on 10th May 2020, has erroneously stated that the Commission has banned the agreement between Confederation Africaine de Football (“CAF”) and Lagardere Sports S.A.S (“Lagardere Sports”). The Commission wishes to clarify that […]

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