Day 1|18 September 2018

12:30 - 14:30 - Luncheon with the LACCF delegates and the antitrust community

14:30 - 15:15 - Opening remarks

15:15 - 15:30 - Group picture and coffee break

15:30 - 18:00 Session 1. Informal economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

19:00 - 21:00 -  Welcome reception hosted by CNDC

Day 2|19 September 2018

09:30 - 13:00 - Session 2. Peer Review of Peru's Competition Law and Policy

13:00 - 15:00 - Lunch bufffet and Heads of agencies' meeting (restricted access)

15:00 - 18:00 - Session 3. Industrial policy and the promotion of domestic industry

18:00 - 18:30 - Evaluation and future work

Programme and documentation

Print version: English • Español 

Other meetings the same week

18 September (morning): National Competition Day of Argentina (Spanish)
20 September (morning): Ibero-American Forum on Competition (English)
20 September (afternoon): Meeting of the Latin American Regional Centre for Competition (English/Spanish)

Session 1. Informal economy and implications for competition policy


There is no uniform definition of the informal sector in economic literature. Research findings indicate that economic development alone does not lead to a reduction of the informal economy. Although competition authorities may contribute to the formalisation of firms operating in the informal economy through advocacy initiatives, a more direct concern is how to deal with informal firms in competition law enforcement actions and cases. This session tried to identify and discusses the impact on competition in the formal economy, as well as how competition authorities can contribute in solving informality issues and tools that are effective. 

Background documentation

Call for contributions: English | Español

Background note by the Secretariat: English | Español (to come)


Contributions from participants

Argentina: English | Español

Costa Rica (SUTEL): English | Español

Dominican Republic: English | Español

Jamaica: English | Español

Mexico (COFECE): English | Español

Peru: English | Español

United States: English | Español

CARICOM: English | Español 

Suggested bibliography 

Full bibliography is in the call for contributions 




Session 2. Peer review of Peru's competition law and policy

About Peer Reviews

The mechanisms of peer review vary, but it is founded upon the willingness of a country to submit its laws and policies to substantive questioning by other peers. The process provides valuable insights into the country under study, getting to the heart of ways in which each country deals with competition and regulatory issues, from the soundness of its competition laws to the structure and effectiveness of its competition institutions. 

Peru has already undergone a first peer review in 2004. In 2007 and 2012, follow-up reviews made together with other Latin American countries also reported the progress of Peru's competition law and policy. In 2018, Peru’s competition law and policy has once again been subject to such a review. A final report should be launched soon.


Previous Peer Reviews of Peru

Competition Peer Review cover peru 2004
2004 Peer Review of Peru

2007 Follow-up Peer Reviews of
Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Mexico and Peru
Follow-up to the Nine Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy of Latin American Countries - cover‌ 
2012 Follow-up Peer Reviews of
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,
El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico,
Panama and Peru


See also:

Peer Review of Costa Rica, 2014

Peer Review of Honduras, 2011

Full list of OECD countries reviews of competition policy framework 

Session 3. Industrial policy and the promotion of domestic industry


Industrial policy describes the set of interventions that governments use to affect the economic structure of the economy. Its success or failure therefore has a huge impact on the extent to which a country can achieve inclusive growth. Individual industrial policies can broadly be considered to have either horizontal effects on each industry, or selective effects on certain markets, sectors, firms, technologies or places. This session discussed the issues that arise and the experiences of competition agencies in Latin American and the Caribbean when encountering these policies. 


Background documentation

Call for contributions: English | Español

Background note by the Secretariat: English | Español


Contributions from participants

Argentina : English | Español

Brazil (Seprac): English | Español

Mexico (COFECE): English | Español

Mexico (IFT): English | Español

Peru : English | Español

Spain: English | Español

United States: English | Español


Suggested bibliography 
Full bibliography is in the call for contributions 



This conference is a paper-smart event organised in line with OECD greening policies.
Only copies of the programme will be available in the meeting room.