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Zambia: Competition watchdog expands reach

 |  September 22, 2014

Zambia’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has announced plans to strengthen its enforcement of competition laws through expanding its presence where it is most needed, say reports.

In an interview, CCPC executive director Chilufya Sampa acknowledged that there are significant violations of competition laws present in the nation, but announced plans to expand in several jurisdictions including Luapula, Muchinga, and the Southern and Central provinces next year.

Sampa also acknowledged the possibility of financial limitations to adequately enforce competition law, however.

The expansion of the CCPC’s presence in the nation follows two months after the watchdog released an update guideline on penalties for anticompetitive conduct, including stiffer fines.

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