Last week ACCC Chairman Rod Sims presented on delivering prosperity through broad based microeconomic and competition reform at the 2013 Foro Mexico, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the OECD, and UNCTAD. Chairman Sims offers a concise and comprehensive account of the amazing success of Australia’s National Competition Policy reform program. He [...]
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Afghanistan recently commemorated World Competition Day by at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Kabul. The activities to mark the day took place at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Kabul. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Minister responsible for Administration in the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Dr. Sadrudin Sahar deplored the [...]
CUTS is running a campaign to observe the World Competition Day on 5th December since 2010. The 5th December is the day when UN Conference on Restrictive Business Practices approved the UN Set (Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (UN Set). For more on World Competition [...]
Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is now hosting the Second International Competition Law Forum in Warsaw today and tomorrow. During the opening address, both Vice President of the European Commission Joaquin Almunia and ICN Chair Eduardo Perez Motta highlighted the importance of increasing the visibility of, and focus on, competition policy. The speeches [...]
“CUTS urges countries and competition agencies worldwide to gear up for observing 5th December, once again this year as the World Competition Day. This is an occasion to propagate the benefits of competitive markets and harmful effects of anticompetitive behaviour to citizens, nationally. A suggested theme for 2011 is “Cartels and its harmful effects on [...]
On 3 March 2011, the African Competition Forum (ACF) was launched in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Cartel Project team from the University of Melbourne has released its initial report on a survey of the Australian public relating to the government’s recent decision to criminalise cartel conduct. Associate Professor Caron Beaton-Wells presented the survey at the 2010 ICN Cartel Workshop and during the ongoing Cartel Working Group’s call series on cartel [...]
As a virtual network, it may be a bit odd to think in terms of ICN history. Next year, the ICN will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Today’s blog takes a look back at a time – September/October 2000 – when the case for an international network was being discussed.
Ten years ago, in September 2000, in [...]
A competition law and policy conference – Global Competition Law Conference: Implementing Competition Law and Policy, Global Perspectives – will take place in New Delhi, India on 18 & 19 November 2010. Click here for more information.