The Democratic Republic of Congo implements the “Competition Act” which abrogates and replaces a set of laws dated from colonial and post-independence times

On 9 July 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) joined the group of African countries that have recently established modern domestic competition law regimes, after President Joseph Kabila signed into law the Organic Law no. 18/020 on Pricing Freedom and Competition (the “Competition Act” or the “Act”). 1. INTRODUCTION Since its coming into effect on 9 August 2018, it abrogated and replaced a set of laws dated from colonial and post-independence times. The DRC’s competition legal landscape consisted of merely three fairly basic texts that addressed only unfair competition [1], pricing regulation [2] and the creation of a competition commission [3]. This note provides an overview of some of the key changes introduced by the Competition Act. The Act applies to all production and

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Johannesburg)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Johannesburg)

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Bertrand Montembault, Olivier Binyingo, Sergio Sorinas, Jean Meijer, The Democratic Republic of Congo implements the “Competition Act” which abrogates and replaces a set of laws dated from colonial and post-independence times, 9 July 2018, e-Competitions July 2018, Art. N° 93556

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