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ASEAN Discusses Approach to Effective Competition Enforcement

18 July 2014

MANILA, 18 July 2014 – The 4th ASEAN Competition Conference brought together competition experts and public-private stakeholders from ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Republic of Korea, US, EU and international entities such as UNCTAD and the OECD, to discuss the experiences of ASEAN Member States (AMS) in Competition Policy and Law (CPL) enforcement and share knowledge on remedies and innovative methodologies to combat anticompetitive conducts. It was convened from 16-17 July with the theme “Building Blocks for Effective Enforcement of CPL.”

Spearheaded by the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC), the annual ASEAN Competition Conference aims to promote competition policy for regional development and shape the direction of CPL implementation within ASEAN. This year’s conference “provided a platform to learn on how to improve the implementation of the existing competition-related laws and further develop national competition policies, noting the divergent development gaps amongst AMS,” said Mr. Geronimo L. Sy, Assistant Secretary and Head of Office for Competition of the Department of Justice (DOJ-OFC) of the Philippines.

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