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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 […]

WARNING TO SELLERS OF PRODUCTS PURPORTING THEY CAN CURE CORONAVIRUS

PRESS STATEMENT The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) wishes to issue a warning to all companies and individuals that are selling products not medically tested and approved which they claim can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Such companies and individuals are advised to refrain from such conduct as it is contrary to Article 27 of […]

COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION GUIDELINES ON MARKET DEFINITION, RESTRICTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES AND ABUSE OF DOMINANCE APPROVED

The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission:) wishes to inform the general public that the Board of Commissioners at its meeting held on 2nd April 2019 approved three Guidelines prepared in accordance with the COMESA Competition Regulations (the Regulations) and Rules namely: Guidelines on Market Definition Guidelines on Restrictive Business Practices Guidelines on Abuse of Dominance […]

The COMESA Competition Commission Commitment on Strengthening Cross-Border Consumer Protection Collaboration

On 5th – 8th May, 2019, the COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) and other agencies responsible for enforcing consumer protection and related laws in 20 African countries met in Livingstone, Zambia for the 10th African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference under the theme “Celebrating a Decade Growth for African Cross Border Consumer Protection Collaboration.” The Commission, […]

COMESA Competition Commission warns Ethiopian Airlines against violation of passenger rights through misleading statements of its Customer Services Policies

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COMESA Competition Commission Closes Investigation into Resale Price Maintenance in the Distribution Agreements between Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Proprietary Limited and its Distributors

                                                                             In January 2018, the COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) became aware of distribution agreements between Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Proprietary Limited(“CCBA”) and third-party distributors, which contained clauses stipulating the resale price at which various non-alcoholic beverages under trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company (“TCCC”) were to be sold. CCBA is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company […]

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