The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A conversation with Atkilit Bekele, associate at Ethiopian law firm Mesfin Tafesse & Associates, on key issues on merger control in Ethiopia.
NOTE–to see whether notification thresholds in Ethiopia and throughout the world are met, see Where to Notify.
Ethiopia is also a member of COMESA, which operates a supra-national merger control regime.
Note–temporary changes to deadlines due to coronavirus pandemic–see MJ merger control–competition authorities and coronavirus (COVID-19) status
The Ethiopia Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Authority issued a Directive on April 2015 in regards to a pre-merger notification threshold–see question 4 below for details.
As of October 2021, the Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Authority ceased to be an independent authority and its powers and responsibilities are transferred to the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration.
The Ethiopian Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Proclamation No.813/2014 (the Merger Control Law) does not use any control test. Every transaction that is defined as merger and fulfils the threshold requirement will be eligible for
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