DAY 6 – Singapore
The Competition Commission of Singapore has created manga comic books that explain price fixing (“Fixed”) and abuse of dominance (“Foiled”) – both feature CCS officers ‘setting things right.’
DAY 5 – United States
The US Federal Trade Commission offers an online game taking place in a virtual mall. The game allows students to see first-hand how competition and FTC policies impact their everyday lives.
Please see the following ICN Quarterly Update, courtesy of Bruno Lasserre, ICN NGA Liaison and President of the Autorité de la concurrence.
Dear ICN community,
Welcome to the last ICN update for 2010.
1. ICN’s 2nd decade: update on progress.
The Steering Group’s discussions in October and December focused on the 2nd decade project and how the ICN will [...]
DAY 4 – Italy
In 2009-2010, the Italian Competition Authority, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, developed an education initiative for schools aimed at fostering a culture of competition and consumer protection. The comics and the documentation prepared for the initiative are available here.
DAY 3 – ABA
Ready to Explain Antitrust to Youngsters?
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law has developed a four-part antitrust curriculum for use in high school classrooms. The Curriculum provides students with lessons into why the antitrust laws matter, as well as interactive games to master the basic principles. It is available here.
The Netherlands Competition Authority has released a study examining company compliance with its merger and cartel rules based on a survey of companies and advisers. The full report is available on the website of the NMa. An English version will follow.
DAY 2 — JAMAICA
The Jamaica Fair Trading Commission’s publication “Competition Focus for Children” is aimed at educating children on the importance and benefits of competition.
Today, ICNBlog begins a series of postings to highlight a unique type of competition advocacy – explaining competition to children. Look for additional postings in the coming days.
DAY 1 – JAPAN
The Japan Fair Trade Commission brings antitrust education to the classroom, offering seminars and lectures to junior high school, high school and college classes. The programs [...]
Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition recently elected a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2011-2012. A press release can be found here.
During his New Year message, Bruno Lasserre, President of the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence), unveiled the Authority’s draft notice on antitrust fines and announced a two-month public consultation on the document. The draft, which provides guidance on the method followed when setting fines in antitrust cases (cartels, bid-rigging and abuses of a [...]