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The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) is an autonomous agency of the government established with a mandate to regulate, monitor, control and prevent acts or behaviours which would adversely affect competition and fair trading in Malawi.

CFTC was established under Section 4 of the Competition and Fair Trading Act CAP 48:09 of the Laws of Malawi.

CFTC is dedicated to improving the efficiency of Malawi’s economy for the benefit of all Malawians. This is done in the following ways:

  • Regulation of mergers and acquisitions of companies
  • Monitoring monopolies and concentrations of market power and taking corrective action against abuse of dominance
  • Prohibiting anti-competitive practices by enterprises against each other
  • Protecting consumers from unfair trading practices