Complaints are important to the Competition Commission because they provide us with useful information in relation to potential anti-competitive behavior in Mauritius.
Who can lodge a complaint?
Any person (individual, businessman or company) can lodge a complaint at the Competition Commission.
The complainant’s identity may be kept anonymous if he or she so wishes.
The Competition Commission will first check that the complaint falls within the scope of its powers under the Act. If it does not, the Competition Commission may redirect you to the relevant agency. If the complaint cannot be substantiated, the matter will be closed. The Competition Commission will inform you if it does not propose to take any action.
If the complaint can be substantiated with the relevant information, the Competition Commission will evaluate and assess whether the agreement, conduct, anticipated merger or merger complained of is likely to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition via its Issues Committee.
The Competition Commission may launch a formal investigation if there are reasonable grounds to believe that competition law has been breached. You may also be asked to provide further information. In deciding whether to launch a formal investigation, the Competition Commission will also take into account its strategic priorities as set out in its prioritization principles.
The Competition Commission will acknowledge receipt of your complaint (within three working days) and inform you about the outcome of your complaint.