A competition network will be formed in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which will be discussing matters that need urgent redress, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has revealed.

CCPC director mergers and monopoly Luyamba Mpamba said the CCC was working on formulating a COMESA Competition Network which would discuss matters that may need urgent attention and make recommendation to the CCC Board Members.

Ms Mpamba  was speaking  when she made a presentation on the interaction between regional and national competition agencies at the CCPC media training workshop for business reporters on competition law in Lusaka .

“The CCC has made strides to enhance its working relationship with the national competition authorities mainly through the negotiations of the bilateral enforcement cooperation agreements to ensure the effective enforcement activities while the domestication of the Regulations by the Member States remain work in progress,” she said. Ms Mpamba said the network would be made up of competition authority heads and the heads of mergers division from the member states.

She said there was need for effective enforcement of the regulations and this largely depended on an effective working relationship between the Regional Competition Agencies and national competition authorities of member States.

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