Airtel Malawi (Airtel) lost its appeal against a decision of the Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) which required Airtel to remove / amend certain clauses in its standard distribution arrangement which were found to likely aggravate the lessening of competition in the distribution of Airtel recharge vouchers and other products. Airtel appealed against the CFTC's decision to reject its proposal to have employees engaged by designated distributors distribute only products of Airtel and not those of its competitors. The High Court found that Airtel was, through the clause, attempting to regulate the business affairs and conduct of its independent distributors by leveraging its dominant market power. The High Court also held that it was within the mandate of the CFTC to require companies that use exclusive distribution arrangements in the distribution of their products or services to amend their standard agreements.

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