Draft Competition Law For Afghanistan




This document is a consultation ready draft of the Competition Law for Afghanistan. The draft law is developed by the Competition Promotion and Consumer Protection Directorate (CPCPD) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI), through the legal services of Economic Legal Practice (ELP), an Indian law firm. The consultation process seeks to enrich the draft through solicitation of input from key businesspersons and relevant stakeholders in the Afghan market.


QARA Consulting, Inc. (QARA), a Kabul-based public affairs and business advisory services firm, is CPCPD’s consultation partner. QARA did not have a role in drafting the law. The outputs of the consultation process will be processed by QARA, and any revisions or additions advised through the consultation process will be included in the post-consultation draft to be developed by QARA’s legal experts. 


Draft Competition Law:


An Act, in accordance with Article 11 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to provide for the creation of a Competition and Consumer Authority to prevent anti-competitive practices, prevent the practice of hoarding of essential goods or services, to regulate combinations, ding mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations having an effect on competitive conditions in markets in Afghanistan, promote and sustain competition in markets, enhance economic efficiency and consumer welfare and to ensure freedom of trade carried out by various participants in the markets in Afghanistan.

Be it enacted by the Parliament in the …….year of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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