Sumary of Zimbabwe: Competition Commission to Crack Whip On Schools Selling Covid-19 Kits:
- THE Competition and Tariffs Commission (CTC) has threatened to take action against schools ordering learners to buy face masks from them or stipulated suppliers saying such practices violate competition regulations..
- will not hesitate to undertake enforcement actions against any school found to contravene the Competition Act, pre – and post – the opening of schools,”.
- In line with the regulations, the CTC also advised all stakeholders – the practice of imposing a supplier of face masks and sanitisers on schools, pupils, parents, guardians, is an anti-competitive practice prohibited in terms of the Competition Act..
- “The practice negatively impacts on consumer welfare as it limits guardians and parents’ choice of buying masks and sanitisers from alternative cheaper or quality suppliers….