The 13th East Asia Top-Level Officials’ Meeting on Competition Policy and 10th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy | Asian Development Bank

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The 13th East Asia Top-Level Officials’ Meeting on Competition Policy and 10th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy

Event | 6 - 7 September 2017 Inaya Putri Bali Hotel, Bali, Indonesia

Background

While improving trade conditions improves economies, passing and applying competition laws are also crucial. Strengthening cooperation among authorities in Asia and the Pacific, supporting business, and protecting consumers are important to creating robust markets.

With the expansion of complex business management systems and the rapid progress of technology in commerce, new issues have emerged. “On-line platform markets” and “after markets” are associated with competition in addition to price cartels and bid rigging.

The East Asia Top-Level Officials’ Meeting has been held annually since 2005 for Southeast and East Asia enforcement authorities to exchange views and experiences on competition policy and its best practices. Officials discuss the challenges they face in enforcing competition laws, and their future strategies related to technical assistance.

The East Asia Conference on Competition Law has been held since 2004 to promote competition law and raise public awareness. Experts and authorities from international organizations such as the World Bank will discuss law enforcement.

Objectives

  • Discuss desirable enforcement activities and share competition policy good practices in each member authority in Southeast and East Asia
  • Raise public awareness of the importance of competition law and policy
  • Contribute to better understanding of competition law and policy and best practices in design and implementation

Participants

Senior officials from competition authorities or related authorities in East and Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Viet Nam)

Participant responsibilities

Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.

Output

  • Enhanced understanding of the status of competition policy and laws in East and Southeast Asian countries
  • Closer cooperation to solve competition policy problems among East and Southeast Asian countries
  • More efficient and effective delivery of technical assistance from the standpoint of donors and recipients

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and Supervision of Business Competition of Indonesia (KPPU)

Time of event

Day 1: 09:00 - 17:15
Day 2: 08:30 - 12:30