Time of event

11:00-14:00 Tokyo time

Summary

Competition laws and policies are playing an increasingly important role in the development of East Asian economies. While countries such as Japan and the Republic of Korea are equipped with rich competition law and policy experience, others in the region are exploring ways to effectively adopt and leverage these practices.

Advancements in data sciences are presenting new competition law enforcement opportunities and challenges in East Asia’s rapidly expanding digital economy. Governments must also strike a balance between supporting COVID-19-hampered economic development and ensuring market competitiveness amid pandemic-driven economic collaboration and business consolidation within the region.

Cohosted by ADBI, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, and Japan Fair Trade Commission, the 13th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy examined measures that could help address digital disruption and COVID-19 recovery. Two panel discussions focused on the implications of advancement in data sciences for competition policy enforcement and competition law enforcement in digital markets.

Objectives
  • Exchange views and experiences on digital disruption and competition law and policy in East Asia
  • Review recent developments in competition law and policy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss measures for addressing competition issues in the digital economy and mitigating the pandemic while ensuring market competitiveness
Participants
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of current competition law and policy development in East Asia
  • Policy recommendations for boosting digital disruption mitigation and COVID-19 recovery
  • Webinar materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
Partners
  • Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore
  • Japan Fair Trade Commission

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