Region: Africa & Middle East

Nigeria opens excessive-pricing investigation

Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has opened an excessive pricing investigation into the flour market, responding to concerns from a bakery association.

07 July 2020

South African court allows enforcer to investigate old conduct

Statute of limitation rules do not prevent South Africa’s competition authority from investigating and issuing decisions against cartels that stopped operating three years before it began scrutinising the alleged infringement, the country’s highest court has ruled.

30 June 2020

Excessive pricing cases should be decided cautiously, Israel's AG says

Israel’s attorney general has urged the country’s top court to exercise caution and restraint when deciding an upcoming excessive-pricing claim against Coca Cola, setting out a two-part test for deciding if that type of conduct breaches competition law.

15 June 2020

Israel approves previously blocked telecoms deal

Israel’s Competition Authority has unconditionally cleared a merger creating the country’s largest telecommunication’s operator, just four years after halting the same deal.

11 June 2020

Zimbabwe issues highest-ever gun-jumping fine

Zimbabwe’s competition enforcer has reportedly fined Innscor Africa a record €98,800 for gun-jumping, and ordered the consumer goods manufacturer to divest stakes in two animal feed businesses that it acquired without permission.

10 June 2020

South Africa issues first covid-19 excessive pricing fine

South Africa's Competition Tribunal has fined an industrial clothing company for excessive pricing, relying on a novel finding that the face mask supplier was dominant simply because it was able to charge higher prices.

03 June 2020

France accepts fix-it-first remedy in island retail deal

France’s Competition Authority has cleared one of the largest-ever deals in its overseas territories after the buyer proposed a fix-it-first remedy and “unprecedented” behavioural commitments.

26 May 2020

Faurecia fined for colluding over Daimler tender

Auto parts maker Faurecia has confessed to rigging bids with Eberspächer to supply Mercedes-Benz with exhaust systems, as part of a settlement with South Africa’s competition enforcer.

19 May 2020

An interview with Mondo Mazwai

Mondo Mazwai was appointed to head the Competition Tribunal of South Africa last year, becoming its first female and first black chairperson. She spoke to Emily Craig about responding to the coronavirus pandemic, female representation in antitrust and why the tribunal has overturned a series of decisions by the country’s Competition Commission.

11 May 2020

Duty-free operator files standalone claim in Israel

Alfa Duty Free has accused a rival of rigging a tender for duty-free space at Israel’s biggest airport by offering its tender partner a “compelling, lucrative offer” to exchange sensitive information.

06 May 2020

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