Egyptian Competition Authority

Egyptian Competition Authority (Cairo)

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) has been established according to the Law No.3 of 2005 on the Protection of Competition and the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices to ensure free competition and free entry to and exit from the market. The Authority is affiliated to the Prime Minister and is responsible for monitoring the market and enforcing the provisions of the Law. It receives complaints and can initiate inspections when in doubt of malpractice that may harm competition and is in violation of the provisions of the law. The main purpose of the law is for the welfare of the public providing for the developments of a variety of products and services at fair value.On a wider scale, ECA is working for promoting competition culture and broadening people’s awareness of the provisions of the law. Also, it coordinates with different sector regulatory bodies, as well as interacts with national and international organizations to exchange opinions and experiences in the field of competition and to build the institutional and human capacity of the Authority.

Articles

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Egyptian Competition Authority The Board of Directors of the Egyptian Competition Authority decides to invalidate clauses between a Big Tech company and its distributors for exclusive agreements considered as restrictive (Apple)

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Unofficial convenience translation : In case of any discrepancy in this translation the Arabic wording only would prevail.* The Board of Directors of the Egyptian Competition Authority (“ECA”) has decided that Apple and its distributors have infringed the Egyptian Competition Law (“ECL”). The (...)

Egyptian Competition Authority The Egyptian Economic Court fines the President and the Secretary General of a sport association for abuse of dominance regarding an exclusive licensing agreement (Confederation of African Football)

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Economic Court has Fined Mr. Isaa Hayatou (President of CAF) and Mr. Hicham El Amrani (Secretary General of CAF) 500 Million EGP Each*
 Background of the case : 
January 3rd 2017, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) requested the Prosecutor’s Office to press criminal charges pursuant to (...)

Egyptian Competition Authority The Egyptian Competition Authority imposes interim measures on the two ride-hailing applications available in Egypt to preserve the competitive structure of the market (Uber / Careem)

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Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) imposes Measures on Uber and Careem to regulate competition between them and safeguard the competitive structure of the market.
* Dr. Amir Nabil, Chairman of the Egyptian Competition Authority, said : “Uber and Careem are the only ride-hailing applications (...)

Egyptian Competition Authority The Egyptian Competition Authority sends official notice and request of information to the two ride-hailing companies of Egypt (Uber / Careem)

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Attempted merger agreement between the two main competitors in the ridesharing market in Egypt, Uber Group and Careem Group
* Based on several reported information concerning an attempted merger agreement between the two main competitors in the ridesharing market in Egypt, Uber Group and Careem (...)

Egyptian Competition Authority The Egyptian Competition Authority orders interim measures against a football organization which granted exclusive rights in absence of fair, or transparent or non-discriminatory tendering procedures (FIFA)

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The ECA orders interim measures against the FIFA to make available on free-to-air terrestrial channels the 2018 World Cup Russia* The ECA has ordered interim measures against FIFA based on prima facie finding of infringements to articles 7 and 8 of the Egyptian competition law as it was (...)

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