European Influence on Ethiopian Antitrust Regime: A Comparative and Functional Analysis of Some Problems
Mizan Law Review, Vol.3, No. 2, 2009
17 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2012
Date Written: September 9, 2009
Despite a noticeable European influence on the Ethiopian competition legal regime, some aspects of Ethiopia’s 2003 Trade Practice Proclamation are still inadequate to appropriately deal with certain competition problems. The limitations of the rules need to be put right since achievement of the very goals of competition law requires a well designed set of competition rules and effective implementation schemes.
This article attempts to make a brief comparative and functional analysis of some of the major inadequacies of the Trade Practices Proclamation. A brief appreciation of the background to the 2003 Ethiopian Trade Practice Proclamation and a subsequent perusal at the European marks of the same will serve as stepping stones to comparative and functional analysis of some problems related to the Ethiopian antitrust regime. Finally, I argue in favor of a functionally sound approach to solve some problematic aspects of the existing Ethiopian competition legislation.
Keywords: Ethiopia, antitrust, trade practice proclamation
JEL Classification: K12
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