CHAPTER 417 - COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT,2010: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Competition and Consumer Protection Act (Commencement) Order

Competition and Consumer Protection (Tribunal) Rules

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER

Arrangement of Paragraph

Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Commencement of Act No. 24 of 2010

SI 83 of 2010.

 

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Competition and Consumer Protection Act(Commencement) Order, 2010.

 

2.   Commencement of Act No. 24 of 2010

The Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2010, shall come into operation on the date of publication of this Order.

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION (TRIBUNAL) RULES, 2012

[Section 78]

Arrangement of Rules

Rule

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
INSTITUTION OF APPEALS AND APPLICATION

   3.   Institution of appeal

   4.   Application for mandatory order

   5.   Application for confirmation of consent agreement and undertaking

   6.   Entry and acknowledgement of appeal or application

   7.   Power to require further particulars

   8.   Notice of hearing

   9.   Sittings of Tribunal

PART III
PROCEEDINGS OF TRIBUNAL

   10.   Proceedings of Tribunal

   11.   Quorum

   12.   Proceedings to be consolidated

   13.   Default of appearance

   14.   Tribunal hearing

   15.   Evidence

   16.   Production of document or information

   17.   Amendment of documents

   18.   Additional information

   19.   Interlocutory applications

   20.   Intervention

   21.   Response to application for leave to intervene

   22.   Reply

   23.   Disposition of application for leave to intervene

PART IV
PARTIES

   24.   Parties

   25.   Withdrawal of appeals

   26.   Consent order

   27.   Extension of time

   28.   Correction of errors

   29.   Tribunal to observe principals of natural justice

   30.   Administration of oaths

PART V
DECISION OF TRIBUNAL

   31.   Decision of Tribunal

   32.   Transmission of decision

PART VI
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   33.   Costs

   34.   Change of address

   35.   Service of notices, documents, etc.

      SCHEDULE

Act 24 of 2010,

SI 37 of 2012.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

 

1.   Title

These Rules may be cited as the Competition and Consumer Protection (Tribunal) Rules, 2012.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires–

"Chairperson" means the person appointed as Chairperson of the Tribunal under section 67 of the Act;

"Commission" means the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission established under section 4 of the Act;

"party" means a party to the proceedings;

"proceedings" means proceedings before the Tribunal;

"Register" means the Register of applications and appeal;

"Secretariat" means the Secretariat referred to in section 77 of the Act; and

"Tribunal" means the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal established under section 67 of the Act.

PART II
INSTITUTION OF APPEALS AND APPLICATIONS

 

3.   Institution of appeal

   (1) An appeal to the Tribunal against an order or direction of the Commission shall be instituted by sending to the Secretariat, seven copies of a written notice of appeal stating–

      (a)   the name and address of the appellant and the respondent;

      (b)   a copy of the order or direction of the Commission;

      (c)   the grounds of appeal;

      (d)   the relief sought; and

      (e)   the address for service of notices and other documents upon the appellant.

   (2) A notice of appeal shall be lodged with the Secretariat within 30 days from the date on which the order or direction is made.

   (3) A notice of appeal shall be in Form I set out in the Schedule.

 

4.   Application for mandatory order

An application for a mandatory order by the Commission to the Tribunal shall be made in Form II set out in the Schedule.

 

5.   Application for confirmation of consent agreement and undertaking

An application by the Commission to submit a consent agreement or undertaking for confirmation by the Tribunal shall be made in Form III set out in the Schedule.

 

6.   Entry and acknowledgement of appeal or application

The Secretariat shall, upon receiving a notice of appeal or any other application under this Part–

      (a)   enter the particulars of the appeal or application in the Register; and

      (b)   send a copy of the notice or application to the respondent and inform the appellant, applicant or respondent of the reference number of the appeal or application entered in the Registrar, which shall thereafter constitute the title of the appeal or application.

 

7.   Power to require further particulars

   (1) The Secretariat may, subject to any direction by the Chairperson, at any time after receiving the notice of appeal or an application, require the appellant or applicant to furnish a statement, in writing, settling out further and better particulars of the grounds on which the appellant or applicant intends to rely and any relevant facts and contentions.

   (2) The appellant or applicant shall send seven copies of the statement referred to in sub-rule (1) to the Secretariat within such time as the Chairperson may direct, not being more than 14 days from the date of the requirement under sub-rule (1).

   (3) The Secretariat shall, upon receiving the statement referred to in sub-rule (2), send a copy of the statement to the respondent.

 

8.   Notice of hearing

   (1) The Secretariat shall, at least 14 days before the hearing of the Tribunal, cause the notice of the date, time and place of hearing of the Tribunal to be served on the appellant, applicant or respondent, in Form IV set out in the Schedule.

   (2) A party served with the notice referred to in sub-rule (1) may apply, in writing, to the Secretariat for the alteration of the date of hearing.

PART III
PROCEEDINGS OF TRIBUNAL

 

9.   Sittings of Tribunal

The Tribunal shall sit at such place and times as the Chairperson may determine, within 60 days of receiving a notice of appeal or an application referred to in Part II.

 

10.   Proceedings of Tribunal

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