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National Law

Malta's Competition Act was enacted in 1995. This act did not cover mergers, so Malta enacted a separate set of regulations covering mergers in 2003. Subsequently in 2004, Malta amended the 1995 Competition Act to include certain exemptions. These exemptions do not affect the scoring in this report.

EU law


  1. The 2004 amendments cover certain exemptions which do not affect the scoring in this report.
  2. As a member of the EU, Malta is obliged to apply EU competition law in some circumstances, but not when anticompetitive practices and effects are limited to the Maltese market. This coding represents how Maltese authorities would apply EU Law in the national courts.