The fight against forms of anti-competitive practices lead the prosecution and the Competition Council to tune their violins.
In fact, a cooperation agreement aimed at combating all forms of anti-competitive practices through the strict application of the provisions of Law No. 104.12 relating to freedom of prices and competition was concluded on Monday in Rabat between the presidency of the prosecution service and the Competition Council. Signed by the Attorney General of the King at the Court of Cassation, President of the Public Ministry, El Hassan Daki, and the President of the Competition Council, Ahmed Rahhou, this agreement provides for the strengthening of cooperation between the two parties through the exchange expertise and experience in the areas of training, internship, coordination and consultation, to strictly guarantee the correct application of the law, in particular with regard to aspects related to the organization and management of investigations provided for by the law on freedom of prices and competition.
On this occasion, Mr. Daki stressed that this partnership is in harmony with the objectives of the two parties, in particular those aimed at guaranteeing transparency and fairness in economic relations and maintaining competitive public order, noting that the agreement reflects “an opening of the public prosecution to its external environment in order to cooperate with state institutions to achieve a better fight against certain phenomena that hamper the development of the national economy”. It is in this sense that he recalled that the control of actions essential to the proper functioning of economic relations requires permanent monitoring and real monitoring of the activities of the various actors, i.e. qualifications that can only come from Council researchers, who have the necessary scientific and technical skills in the field, particularly in the fight against all forms of anti-competitive practices.
For his part, Mr. Rahhou noted that this partnership, which is part of the efforts made by the establishments concerned to consolidate the values of transparency and equal opportunities in economic relations and to protect consumers and markets. against anti-competitive practices, also provides for the creation of a joint committee which will meet periodically to ensure coordination and ensure the implementation of the provisions of the convention. To this end, he highlighted the importance of coordination for proper application of the law and free and fair competition, contributing to the strengthening of good governance and the rule of law in the economic world and consumer protection. The Competition Council is an independent constitutional institution in charge of competition regulation, transparency and fairness of economic relations, which aspires to convince and guide the behavior of competition players, by contributing to the strengthening of good governance. governance, the rule of law in the economic world and consumer protection.