The New Year is an appropriate time for individuals to reflect upon recent accomplishments and set objectives (or resolutions) for the future. This is no different for competition agencies. Indeed, ICN’s Agency Effectiveness Working Group is conducting work on topics such as strategic planning and priority setting for competition agencies.
We have collected a sampling of recent updates, priority statements, and new guidelines from around the world in time for the New Year. If your agency has a similar development in 2010 and would like to share it with the ICN community by posting it on the blog, please let us know.
New Year Messages & Future Priorities
Greece: The Hellenic Competition Commission recently issued a Notice on Enforcement Priorities, with a view to improving the efficiency of its enforcement action while also increasing transparency and accountability.
Japan: Message from JFTC Chairman Takeshima, including a discussion of the enforcement of the revised Antimonopoly Act that went into effect on January 1, 2010.
Netherlands: In even years, the NMa publishes an NMa Agenda, in which it sets out what focus industries it has identified for the next couple of years.