11th Meeting of the Global Forum on Competition

 

16-17 February 2012 - Paris, France

 

Draft Agenda (pdf) | Ordre du jour (pdf) 

   

Topics and DocumentationCommodities and Price Volatility 

International Co-operation in Cartel Investigations | SOEs & Competitive Neutrality

Opening session

           

 

Session I. Competition and Commodities and Price Volatility 

 

This full day session started with an overview of recent price volatility; discussed its causes and presented recent OECD work. Substantive discussions drew on expert analysis and on the experiences of competition authorities. The day culminated in a distillation of practical suggestions for competition authorities when faced with issues in these markets.

 

Speakers

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Carmel CAHILL (Senior Counsellor, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD), presented Price Volatility in Food and Agricultural Markets: Policy Responses (joint work by FAO, IFAD, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD,WFP, The World Bank, the WTO, IFPRI and the UN HLTF)

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Bibek DEBROY (Professor of Economics, Centre for Policy Research and International Management Institute, India), presented Competition Issues in the Agricultural Sector 

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Scott DAVENPORT (Executive Director, NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Australia), presented Competition Issues in Agricultural Supply Chains 

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Torbjörn IWARSON (Head of Commodities, SEB Merchant Banking, Sweden), presented Reflections on the Causes of Commodity Market Price Changes and Volatility 

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Gustavo LAGOS (Professor at the Department of Mineral Economics, Catholic University of Chile), presented Competition and Commodities and Price Volatility  

[EN] | [FR] 

 

Documentation

Background Note by the Secretariat | Note de référence du Secrétariat

Call for ContributionsAppel à Contributions

 

Written contributions

 

Australia Bulgaria Colombia
Croatia Egypt European Union
Japan Kazakhstan Kenya
Latvia Lithuania Mauritius
Mexico Morocco (CC) [FR] [EN] Morocco (MAEG)[FR] [EN]
Namibia New Zealand Pakistan
Peru Philippines Romania
Russian Federation Senegal [FR] [EN] Chinese Taipei
Tunisia [FR] [EN] Turkey Ukraine
United States CUTS  

 

Presentation by Ms. Carmel Cahill

Presentation by Mr. Scott Davenport

Presentation by Mr. Bibek Debroy

Presentation by Mr. Torbjörn Iwarson

Presentation by Mr. Frédéric Jenny

Presentation by Mr. Gustavo Lagos

 

Session II. Improving International Co-operation in Cartel Investigations

 

This session examined how the existing frameworks for international cooperation in cartel investigations could be modified or improved.  The roundtable also explored how international co-operation works in other fields, such as bribery, tax and money laundering, to see if any practices can be extrapolated to cartel enforcement.

 

Speakers

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Malick DIALLO (SG and Commissioner, National Competition Commission, Senegal)

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Marc HANSEN (Partner, Latham & Watkins)

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Jean-Bernard SCHMID (State Prosecutor, Switzerland)

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Stefano GESUELLI (Head of Taxation, International Co-operation Office, Guardia di Finanza, Italy)

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Toshiyuki NAMBU (Deputy Secretary General for International Affairs, Japan Fair Trade Commision)

 

Documentation

Background Note by the Secretariat | Note de référence du Secrétariat

Call for Contributions  |  Appel à Contributions

 

Written contributions

 

Australia Brazil Canada
Chile Colombia Croatia
European Union France [FR] [EN] Germany
India Indonesia Japan
Kazakhstan Korea Lithuania
New Zealand Nordic contribution Peru
Russian Federation Senegal Singapore
South Africa Switzerland [FR] [EN] Ukraine
United Kingdom United States  
ASEAN BIAC  

 

Presentation by Mr. Malick Diallo

Presentation by Mr. Stefano Gesuelli

Presentation by Mr. Marc Hansen

Presentation by Mr. Toshiyuki Nambu

 

Session III. State Owned Enterprises and Competitive Neutrality

 

This session allowed participants to hear the preliminary findings of the Report on Competitive Neutrality under preparation by the OECD, as well as to present country experiences with competitive distortions resulting from an uneven playing field in markets where public undertakings co-exist with private competitors.

 

Speakers

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Pablo MÁRQUEZ (Deputy Superintendent, SCI, Colombia)

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Shila Dorai RAJ (Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, Malaysia)

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Shan RAMBURUTH (Chair, Competition Commission, South Africa)

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Andrew DEITZ (Manager, The Treasury, Australia)

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Gert-Jan KOOPMAN (Deputy Director-General, DG COMP, EU)

 

Presentation by Mr. Andrew Deitz

Presentation by Mr. Gert-Jan Koopman

Presentation by Mr. Pablo Márquez

Presentation by Ms. Shila Dorai Raj

Presentation by Mr. Shan Ramburuth

 

Final session. Evaluation and Proposals for Future Work