An EU Delegation visited Morocco to take part in the fourth ordinary session of the competition council on Thursday, December 26.
Rabat – The president of the competition council, Driss Guerraoui, has announced that the Council will sign a partnership agreement with the EU to jointly conduct a study on streamlining their legislation in relation to economy and competition law.
The partnership aims to develop an institutional twinning initiative with one of the EU national competition bodies. The signatories will also organize a symposium on the impact of the digital revolution in the fields of trade on the economy and competition law in Morocco and Europe, the council said in a statement on Friday, December 27.
During its fourth ordinary session, the Council discussed its 2019-2023 action plan, concerning national and international cooperation, notably a cooperation charter that the Competition Council and Morocco’s central bank, Bank Al-Maghrib are set to sign.
The National Commission for Personal Data Protection Control also aims to launch a national conference on the theme “Competition law and personal data protection” as part of the agreement, said the same source.
The fourth plenary session saw the presentation and examination of two draft decisions. The first concerns the opinion of the council on the draft decree n° 2.17.481 relating to the fixing of the fees of notaries and their methods of implementation.
The second project concerns the council’s decision on the applicability of the provisions of article 61 of the law 104-12 on pricing freedom and competition relating to the exemption of coastal fishery products destined for export, and the obligation to pass merchandise through the authorized fish halls.