Zimbabwe: Competition Commission to Crack Whip On Schools Selling Covid-19 Kits

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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….

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