COMESA Competition Authority

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) (Lusaka)

The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) is a regional body established under Article 6 of the Regulations. The Commission’s core mandate is to enforce the provisions of the Regulations with regard to trade between Member States and promote competition within the Common Market through monitoring and investigating anti-competitive practices of undertakings within the Common Market and mediating disputes between Member States concerning anti-competitive conduct. The Commission became operational on 14th January, 2013 and is based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Commission enjoys the status of international legal personality and has in the territory of each Member State, the legal capacity required for the performance of its functions under the Treaty. Since the Regulations are now operational, it is the requirement that all cross-boarder transactions be notified for the necessary approval of the Commission.

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COMESA Competition Authority The COMESA Competition Authority encourages electronic merger notifications, extends deadline for document submission, suspends physical meetings, and warns of possible investigation delays due to COVID-19 pandemic

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NOTICE OF INTERIM MEASURES IN MERGER REVIEW OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC* The COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission) is aware that these are unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for undertakings and other stakeholders. In view of this, the (...)

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