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 It is hereby notified that the COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) will be officially closing for the 2019 festive holidays as from Friday 20th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020 and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

Kindly take note that during this period, the Office of the Registrar of the Commission will be closed for notification of transactions. With regard to transactions already notified and under consideration, the computation of time during this period will be adjusted in accordance with Rule 3(2) of the COMESA Competition Rules which reads:

 “Where the time prescribed by or allowed under these Rules for doing an act or taking a proceeding expires on a Saturday or Sunday or on a day on which the office of the Registrar is closed, the act may be done or the proceeding may be taken on the first day following that is not a Saturday, Sunday or day on which that office is closed.”

The Commission wishes all its stakeholders a Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy New Year 2020.