The Competition Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union finds that Togo infringes regional State aid law by taking actions that favor an undertaking to the detriment of its competitors doing business in the common market (Asky)

1 Introduction and background This contribution reports on a case related to State Aides decided by the Competition Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) [1]. The decision, ASKY [2], raises issues at the cross-road of trade, regional integration and competition law [3]. WAEMU is a regional integration organization which regroups eight (8) West African States [4]. It has created a common market and its regional competition regulations entered into force in 2003 [5]. The system is very centralized as it supersedes national competition regulations on cartels and abuse of dominant positions. In addition, State Aids, incompatible with the common market, are also regulated at the regional level. Member States are required to abstain from actions that could

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  • Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich)

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Mor Bakhoum, The Competition Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union finds that Togo infringes regional State aid law by taking actions that favor an undertaking to the detriment of its competitors doing business in the common market (Asky), 29 August 2011, e-Competitions August 2011, Art. N° 52722

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