n Without Prejudice - Less room to manoeuvre : competition law

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



On October 31 2014 the Competition Commission for the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (CCC) published its long-awaited merger assessment guidelines. The Guidelines come into effect in the wake of widespread criticism that the COMESA merger control regime (introduced by the COMESA Competition Regulations, 2004 (Regulations), effective January 14 2014) requires merging parties to undertake the time-consuming, administratively burdensome and costly exercise of notifying transactions, which are likely to have little, if any, impact on the common market.

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