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 [...]
Posts tagged ‘Mexico’
Last week at the network’s 11th annual conference in Rio de Janeiro the ICN confirmed the selection of the network’s new Steering Group chair, Eduardo Pérez Motta, head of Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission (CFC). He succeeds John Fingleton, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading.
In addition to pledging to continue the superb [...]
Last month, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness/el Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), with the support of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (CFC) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), presented a study on ‘the best and the worst in the promotion of competition in government procurement’/‘ los mejores y los peores en [...]
This post begins a weekly series on the latest developments in unilateral conduct issues, courtesy of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group.
Our first entry is Mexico’s investigation into a complaint of monopolistic practices in interconnection markets. Official notice of the investigation can be found here (Spanish only).
Also, the US DOJ recently issued a statement noting the [...]
On April 28, the Mexican Senate approved reforms to the federal antitrust law, including increased fine levels and criminal sanctions/sanciones penalties of 3 to 10 years for cartel offenses.
Earlier this month, Mexico’s Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), la Comisión Federal de Competencia (CFC) and the OECD endorsed guidelines drawn up by the OECD to tackle bid rigging. Read more about it here and here.
Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Competencia recently released a guide to its leniency program. The Guía del Programa de Inmunidad y Reducción de Sanciones can be found by clicking here.
The Agency Effectiveness Working Group (AEWG) has prepared a handbook chapter on agency strategic planning and prioritization, addressing the objectives of strategic plans, the prerequisites of and constraints related to effective strategic planning, internal processes and external consultations, communication on strategic planning, and the use of prioritization criteria and the process of prioritization. The chapter [...]
On TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010 at 8:00-9:30 Washington DC time, 14:00-15:30 Brussels time, the ICN Merger Working Group will host a teleseminar and webinar, TOOLS FOR CHANGE. Participants will present brief case studies on the role the ICN and its resources have played in helping member agencies and their governments enact changes to their merger rules, [...]