MALAWI HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL COMPETITION AND ECONOMIC REGULATION (ACER) WEEK

Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC), COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) and the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) will from 12th to 16th September, 2022 host the 7th Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) week in Salima, Malawi.

The ACER week provides a valuable platform for competition authorities and other regulators to share knowledge, keep abreast of key developments across the region, and build networks for collaboration between agencies.

The week will include three professional training programmes which will run concurrently from 12th to 14th September, and thereafter a conference from 15th to 16th September 2022. The Minister of Trade and Industry Honourable Mark Katsonga Phiri, M.P will officially open the conference on 15th September, 2022 in Salima.

The three targeted professional training programmes will cover key concepts in economic regulation, competition economics and law with illustrations on how the theories and principles are applied. On the other hand, the ACER conference seeks to address issues of direct interest to competition authorities, economic regulators and industrial development practitioners in Africa.

The Commission is honoured to co-host the ACER week alongside CCC and CCRED, as part of enhancing its collaboration and cooperation with international bodies in the enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws and capacity building.

For more information on this statement, contact Innocent Helema on +265 880 725 075 or email [email protected]

Apoche Itimu

ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR