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Competition Authority Inspects Poultry Association

by 5m Editor
27 May 2010, at 8:05am

PAKISTAN - The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has conducted a search of the offices of the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA).

Daily Times of Pakistan reports that the CCP, in pursuance of its powers under section 34 of the Competition Ordinance 2010, conducted search and inspection of the offices of the Pakistan Poultry Association in Karachi, Lahore and head office in Islamabad on 24 May.

CCP is reported to have studied the PPA's web site, where the poultry products prices are determined and displayed daily. Although the PPA is not involved in the production or sale of any poultry products, this display of prices on its web site gives an impression that either prices are decided by the PPA or are dictated by other interested persons by using the platform, according to Daily Times. The report continues that the display of pricing information on the PPA web site indicates violation of section 4 of the Competition Ordinance, 2010.

The officials of the PPA present fully co-operated and provided complete assistance to the officers of CCP in conducting the search and inspection.

The inspection teams of CCP have impounded certain documents/files and computerized information to get them analyzed by the Inquiry Officers, who are appointed in this regard under the provisions of the Competition Ordinance, 2010.