ABA Urges African Agency To Raise Dominance Threshold

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association's antitrust section urged a group of African countries implementing a new competition regime to raise the share of a market a company must have to be considered dominant, warning that the proposed 40 percent threshold was too low.

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, known as COMESA, launched its Competition Commission in January, and put out draft guidelines on how it planned to enforce its new authority to review mergers and police anti-competitive activity.

While the ABA's Antitrust and International...
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