The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Egypt: Competition Authority

20 July 2016

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Egyptian Competition Law (ECL). Accordingly, the Egyptian competition authority (ECA) assumed responsibility for enforcing the provisions within the ECL, including regulating the markets, combating anticompetitive practices and disseminating competition culture. Driven by that responsibility, the ECA states in its vision statement that it aims to be ‘the key instrument for ensuring free competition in the market and prohibiting anticompetitive practices, in order to serve producer and consumer interests and enhance efficiency of the national economy’. In order, then, to achieve this vision, the ECA focuses on two main tools: competition enforcement and advocacy.

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