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The CNMC (Spain) has launched a public consultation on the new models for service delivery and the sharing economy. You are kindly invited to read all the details and contribute here.

Merger Workshop materials

December 6th, 2014

Materials comprising the hypothetical case study discussed at the 2014 ICN Merger Workshop hosted by the Competition Commission of India are available here.

The International Competition Network and the World Bank Group announce the launch of the 2014 Competition Advocacy Contest, which follows the successful experience of the first edition of the contest carried out by the World Bank.

The general topic of the Contest is “Inclusive growth for shared prosperity”.  We are looking for successful advocacy stories that fall under one of the following three categories:

(1)  “Promoting pro-competitive reforms that foster growth and reduce inequality”
(2)  “Promoting awareness of competition benefits in a time of crisis”
(3)  “Promoting cooperation with relevant public bodies in order to balance other public interests with competition goals”

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015.  For more information and to apply please click here.

We welcome your participation!

Kind regards,
The co-chairs of the ICN Advocacy Working Group & the Competition Policy Team of The World Bank Group

Cartel Workshop materials

November 15th, 2014

Presentations and other materials from the 2014 ICN Cartel Workshop hosted by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission are available here.

Competition Awareness: ASEAN

November 7th, 2014

What you need to know about competition policy in ASEAN — read the competition advocacy and awareness brochure on competition policy and law in ASEAN.

Compliance: Canada

November 5th, 2014

The Canadian Competition Bureau recently announced the release of a draft update of the Competition Bureau’s Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin for public comment.

Update: Ireland

November 2nd, 2014

The Irish Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency have amalgamated to form the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) on 31 October 2014. The CCPC will be responsible for enforcing both consumer protection and competition law in Ireland.

ICN Town Hall Meeting

October 27th, 2014

Join us for the 2014 ICN “Town Hall” Meeting: Feedback session. The teleconference will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 08:00 (Ottawa) / 14:00 (Bonn) for approximately one hour.

Join Mr. Andreas Mundt, Chair of the ICN Steering Group and his two Vice Chairs, Mr. Bruno Lasserre, and Mr. Vinicius Marques de Carvalho for an opportunity to hear your views on the following: Have we been working on the issues you were most interested in? Have you always been able to find someone to share your ideas with? How can we improve our work?

Let us hear whether we have been successful in fulfilling our resolutions and let’s prepare for the next ICN year with some new ones!

View the Hong Kong Competition Commission’s recent TV, radio and print advertisements on the benefits of competition.

Happy Birthday ICN!

October 25th, 2014

Today, the ICN turns 13!

Congratulations to the thousands of ICN member agency and non-governmental adviser participants that have contributed to the ICN’s success over the past 13 years.