IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 14 Feb 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local labour

On 11 February 2011, the Competition Commission of South Africa issued its recommendation to the Competition Tribunal in the proposed merger of South African Massmart with US retailer Wal-Mart. The Commission had been called upon when Wal-Mart annouced its takeover bid of the South African wholesale and grocery enterprise.
 
In its evaluation of the merger with respect to the public interest, the Commission cited the sourcing of retailed products to be of general concern when approving the merger. With a generally permissive conclusion to the merger, the Commission notes that the merging parties had agreed among other things to "source the majority of their products locally".

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

Please report this page in case you detect an inaccuracy in its content.