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ASEAN Respond to Emerging Competition Landscape Beyond 2015

08 June 2015

HO CHI MINH CITY, 8 June 2015 – ASEAN convened the 5th ASEAN Competition Conference with the theme “Advancing Competition Policy and Law Post-2015: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges” on 4-5 June in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It brings together officials of competition authorities and agencies from ASEAN as well as competition experts from within and outside the region, to discuss emerging issues and challenges in the context of the future ASEAN competition landscape. Over 100 participants, including from academia and business, also attended.

In his Opening Remarks, H.E. Tran Tuan Anh, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, stated that “the development and enforcement of competition law and policy to ensure a fair competition environment for enterprises is one of the crucial issues for governments. To overcome this challenge, in combination with the completion of the legal framework in each nation, the competition agencies in ASEAN may need to have a unified and effective enforcement regime so as to protect the common interest of enterprise community and consumers on ASEAN.”

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