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Market Definition on Mergers & Restrictive Business Practices 18 Febr'2015

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) consultant on peer review of competition law and policy; and former CEO of the Zimbabwe Competition and Tariff Commission, Mr Alexander Kububa made a presentation on market definition in the context of mergers and restrictive business practices, during a training workshop of the  Commission staff held on 18 February 2015, in Windhoek, Namibia.

FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW FEB'2015

From 2013 to 2014, the Commission was undergoing the process of being voluntarily peer review by UNCTAD to examine and investigate if its enforcement of the Competition Act 2 of 2003 is effective and efficient. The peer review report has been completed. Hereto are the findings and recommendations thereof.

Commercial Poultry Meat Industry Cross-country Research

The competition authorities of Namibia, Botswana, South and Zambia conducted research  into the poultry sector to ascertain the importance of this sector in self-sustainance and employment creation, as well as investigate costing structures, collusive conduct and entry barriers, amongst others.

The Link between Competition Policy and Consumer Protection

Overview:

The study explores the link between consumer protection and competition policy from a competition perspective. The study also recognises the role played by other organisations in consumer protection also and takes into account other non-competition related aspects of consumer protection dealt with by such organisations. These are organisations such as the Bank of Namibia, the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA), the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). In light of current efforts to institute consumer protection policy and legislation, the study proposes approaches for institutionalising consumer protection in Namibia. Thus, the study also seeks to serve as input for Namibia’s consumer protection law and policy as commissioned by the MTI.

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Edited by: Dr Michael Humavindu, Director: Economic and Sector Research Division

Economics and Sector Research Division

P O Box 2104, Windhoek, Namibia
269 Independence Avenue, BPI House, Mezzanine Floor
Tel. +264 (61) 224 622 / Fax +264 (61) 401 900

No 1; October 2013
By Taimi Amunkete
Senior Researcher


The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) and its Board of Commissioners. The NaCC does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accept no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with NaCC official terms.

Ensured Effective Cooperation between the Namibian Competition Commission and Sector Regulators

Introduction:

The Competition Act, 2003 (No. 2 of 2003) provides for the establishment of Namibia’s competition authority, the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC).

Namibia has several other statutes governing the regulation of certain sectors. Such regulation includes the financial sector, the telecommunications sector, and the country’s two ports. These statutes have established institutions to regulate the sectors in question. Examples of such institutions are the Bank of Namibia (BoN), the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA), and the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport). This paper will focus on these four regulators, and will outline ways of ensuring effective cooperation between sector regulators and the competition authority.

Section 2 of the paper introduces Namibia’s Competition Commission along with the four aforementioned sector regulators, and outlines their mandates – particularly where these relate to competition issues. Section 3 outlines various approaches to regulation, while Section 4 compares competition regulation and sector regulation. Section 5 outlines possible approaches to dealing with issues of concurrent jurisdiction. Section 6 explains how issues of concurrent jurisdiction are dealt with in Namibia, while Section 7 shares the international experience and Section 8 provides a conclusion to the paper.

Edited by: Ms Sandie Fitchat from The Word Factory
Sub-edited by: Dr Michael Humavindu, Director: Economic and Sector Research Division

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Economics and Sector Research Division
P O Box 2104, Windhoek, Namibia
269 Independence Avenue, BPI House, Mezzanine Floor
Tel. +264 (61) 224 622 / Fax +264 (61) 401 900

No.2; October 2013
By Taimi Amunkete - Senior Researcher

The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) and its Board of Commissioners. The NaCC does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accept no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with NaCC official terms.

Competition Law, Policy and Competitiveness

Overview:
Competitiveness involves the ability of firms to face competition on a sustainable basis, whereas competition involves firms competing with each other to win customers. Competition provides an incentive for firms to perform at their best, producing high‐quality goods and services at cheap prices.

Competition law and policy are recognised globally as being complementary factors in achieving competitiveness in an economy. This paper therefore investigates the link between competition and competitiveness, the role of government in promoting competitiveness, and competitiveness in the Namibian context.

Edited by: Dr Michael Humavindu, Director: Economic and Sector Research Division

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Economics and Sector Research Division
P O Box 2104, Windhoek, Namibia
269 Independence Avenue, BPI House, Mezzanine Floor
Tel. +264 (61) 224 622 / Fax +264 (61) 401 900

No.3; October 2013
By Josef Hausiku
Researcher

The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) and its Board of Commissioners. The NaCC does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accept no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with NaCC official terms.

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