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ASEAN Ensures Effective Implementation of Competition Policies and Laws

06 March 2015

SURABAYA, 6 March 2015 – A Workshop on Developing Institutional Core Competencies for Competition Regulation – Regulator Perspectives was held on 2-4 March in Surabaya, Indonesia. The workshop was convened to identify issues and solutions when setting-up and running competition agencies so as to ensure effective implementation of competition policies and laws. It aims to effectively find the best arrangement for ASEAN Member States amongst the mesh of different institutional settings for competition agencies, says Mr. Nawir Messi, Chairman of the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition of Indonesia (KPPU).

The participants recognised the importance of developing not only an effective but also a credible competition agency by way of ensuring its independence, accountability and transparency, explained Ms. Kejpiroon Kohsuwan, Chair of the ASEAN Expert Group on Competition (AEGC) in her closing remarks.

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