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Anti-Competitive Business Practices and Conduct

The COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”) prohibit certain anticompetitive business practices as incompatible with the objectives of the Common Market in so far as they affect trade between Member States. The prohibitions are set out in Part 3 of the Regulations. The goal of these provisions of the Regulations is to safeguard competition in the Common Market as a means to enhancing intra-regional trade, protecting consumer welfare and ensuring efficient allocation of resources in the Common Market. The creation and preservation of the open single market is thus a prerequisite to ensuring a productive economy that meets consumer interests.