CFTC drills Carlsberg staffers on fair trading
The Competition and Fair Trading Commission on Friday hosted a training workshop for staff at Carlsberg Malawi as part of the initiative to sensitise the corporate world on compliance to competition and fair trading regulations.
CFTC director of mergers and acquisition Richard Chiputula said at the opening of the training that the commission had noted that some businesses remained non-compliant to the provisions of the competition and fair trading laws.
He said CFTC has since decided to take a proactive approach by rolling out a training programme on competition and fair trading for players in the private sector.
“We have already conducted several workshops at a number of organisations to promote compliance to with the Competition and Fair Trading Act,” said Chiputula.
He said there was a need to address the gaps among businesses.
“This [competition and fair trading regulations] are relatively new in Malawi and we still have business players who are engaged in conduct that is not consistent with the law,” he said.
On their part, Carlsberg Malawi company secretary, Chipi Kauka, said the firm was committed in ensuring a fair trading to its operations.
“We are aware of the need to respect the laws and this is the reason we have partnered CFTC for expert orientation on the issue,” she said.
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