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The 8th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy and The 9th East Asia Top Level Officials' Meeting on Competition Policy

Event | 28 - 29 August 2013 Manila, Philippines


This meeting and conference will provide a platform for senior officials from competition agencies and authorities in East Asia to discuss challenges in enforcing competition policy. This year's conference will focus on the impact of competition policy and law to the market economy.


The East Asia Conference, led by the Japan Fair Trade Commission, has been held annually since 2004 to share experiences and views on issues related to competition policy and advocacy in the region.

The East Asia Top-Level Officials Meeting is also held annually in line with the conference. The meeting is a closed-door event exclusively for staff of competition agencies and authorities to discuss the challenges they face in enforcing competition laws and future strategy for technical assistance.

Promotion of fair and free competition is crucial for sound development in terms of national economies. Unreasonable restraint of trade such as cartel, bid rigging, and unfair trade should be prohibited. By exchanging knowledge and experience, competition authorities/competition-related authorities expand their ability of enactment, amendment, and enforcement of competition policy and law.


To enhance understanding of competition policy and laws in East Asian countries and to promote sharing of experiences and strategies on issues of common interest.


  • Enhanced understanding on competition policy and laws in East Asian countries;
  • Closer cooperation on competition policy among East Asian countries, particularly in technical cooperation; and
  • More efficient and effective delivery of technical assistance from the standpoint of technical assistance donors and those of recipients


Senior officials of competition authorities/competition related authorities of Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

How to register

Participation is by invitation only.




Japan Fair Trade Commission
Department of Justice of the Philippines