Zambia has had a fairly long history of implementing competition law in comparison with other countries in the Eastern and Southern African region. In June, 1994 the Zambian Government endorsed the need for a national legislation to create and safeguard structures and encourage bahaviour which prevents anti-competitive practices, to ensure markets operate efficiently and protect the welfare and interests of consumers thus the establishment of the Competition and Fair Trading Act and Law. However, the Act has not been fully implemented due to lack of a policy on competition. This unsatisfactory implementation of the Act has also been recognized by most stakeholders; hence the urgent need of formulating a competition policy.
- The general objective of the project is to generate inputs of CSOs in a coordinated and harmonized way in the drafting of the competition Policy.
- Identifying competition-related bottlenecks (impediments) that adversely affect the various segments of the economy and explore possible means of addressing them.
- To enhance participation of CSOs in the process of competition reforms
- To establish a strong and sustainable working relationship between the Zambian CSOs and the Zambia competition authority.
- Sensitizing MCTI to better understand the views of Zambian CSOs on the competition law and its implementation.
- Project Report Civil Society’s Submissions on Competition and Consumer Welfare Policy in Zambia