Fuel price agreements: the regulator is considering how to reopen the file

The publication of the competition law overhaul is now imminent. The Competition Council is waiting for this deadline to reopen the hydrocarbon file, but already has a “clear idea” of the terms of this reopening. They will be recorded after the entry into force of the texts in question.

November 15, 2022 at 1:54 p.m.

Modified November 15, 2022 at 1:54 p.m.

The publication of the competition law overhaul is now imminent. The Competition Council is waiting for this deadline to reopen the hydrocarbon file, but already has a “clear idea” of the terms of this reopening. They will be recorded after the entry into force of the texts in question.

The hydrocarbon file will be reactivated. But how ?

At the Competition Council, the regulator is in full “reflection” on this subject. The discussions were launched on the sidelines of the adoption, at the beginning of November, of the two bills revising Moroccan competition law.

“The content of the laws is known, which makes it possible to have a more or less clear idea of ​​the conditions for reopening the file”, explain to us the sources concerned. However, the terms of this reopening will only be formalized after the “full entry into force” of the overhaul. This depends on the promulgation of the law and its publication in the Official Bulletin.

The King promulgates the law within thirty days following the transmission to the government of the law definitively adopted by Parliament. An additional period of 30 days is set for publication in the Official Bulletin.

There remains the question of implementing decrees. The full applicability of the new provisions depends on their publication. In the Council, it is hoped that these regulatory texts will be published simultaneously with the two laws.

It is a question of attacking the file with “a complete legal corpus”. The challenge is to legally secure the future decision, whatever its scope. The full entry into force of the overhaul, it is explained, will make it possible to take a decision which “is not easily contestable” in court.

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