National implementation of the ECN+ Directive (2019/1) into Maltese Competition law
Start date: 2nd October, 2020
Closing date: 30th October, 2020
Title: National implementation of the ECN+ Directive (2019/1) into Maltese Competition law and other proposed amendments to the Competition Act.
Ministry: Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection (MTCP)
Entity: Office for Competition within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA)
Directive 2019/1 (the ECN+ Directive) aims at empowering national competition authorities in the European Union to become more effective enforcers by introducing certain common investigative and enforcement powers.
The national implementation of the ECN+ Directive will take place through the introduction of amendments to the Competition Act (Chapter 379 of the Laws of Malta), the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority Act (Chapter 510 of the laws of Malta) and the introduction of two new subsidiary legislations, the Immunity from Penalties and Reduction of Penalties in Cartel Investigation Regulations and the Mutual Assistance between National Competition Authorities Regulations.
The scope of the above-mentioned draft laws is to mainly transpose and implement the ECN+ Directive and to introduce other amendments to the Competition Act.
For more information you can read the background note which can be found under the section titled ‘Documents’.