Review of Competition Promotion and Market Promotion (CPMP) Act

The Competition Promotion and Market Promotion (CPMP) Act is a milestone legislation
brought into effect in 2007 with an underlying tenet to further liberalize the national economy. In
its spirit and provisions, the act, aims to promote fair competition, rid the market of undesirable
interferences from dominant entities, and discourage monopolistic or restrictive trade practices.
However, the legal provisions is subject to pitfalls that bars the legislation from achieving the
said results. This paper delves into the such provisions of the act, particularly related to abuse of
dominant position, ani-competitive mergers and amalgamation, and other anti-competitive
conduct, and suggests some practical solutions to resolve the identified issues. The
recommendations are based on successful case examples of countries like India, Bangladesh, and

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