Programme and documents

 

The 2018 edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum to be held in Argentina on 18-19 September 2018 will discuss: 

  • The Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for Competition Policy

  • Industrial Policy and the Promotion of Domestic Industry

  • Peru's Competition Law and Policy: A Peer Review

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA -- 18-19 September 2018

The Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum is hosted by the National Commission for Competition Defence (CNDC).

More documentation will be available soon in this page.

 

PREVIOUS MEETING

The 2017 Latin American Forum took place in Managua on 4-5 April 2017 and focused on cartels, merger control and competition challenges in financial markets.

View the 2017 programme | More on all previous meetings 

SESSION I. THE INFORMAL ECONOMY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: 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 will try 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. 

Session Chair: Frédéric JENNY (Chairman, OECD Competition Committee and Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum) 

Background documentation

Call for contribution
English | Español

 

View some of our suggested bibliography in relation to the topic (full bibliography is in the call for contributions): 

SESSION II. PEER REVIEW OF COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY IN PERU

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. In 2018, Peru’s competition law and policy will be subject to such a review.

Session Chair: Frédéric JENNY (Chairman, OECD Competition Committee and Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum) 

View some of our previous Peer Reviews:

SESSION III.   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 will discuss the issues that arise and the experiences of competition agencies in Latin American and the Caribbean when encountering these policies. 

Session chair: Frédéric JENNY (Chairman, OECD Competition Committee and Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum) 

Background documentation:

Call for contribution
English | Español

 

View some of our suggested bibliography in relation to the topic (full bibliography is in the call for contributions):

FINAL SESSION. EVALUATION AND PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE WORK

 

 

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