Programme and documents


The 12th meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum will be held in Motevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 September 2014.  Discussions will focus on Advocacy, Competition in the electricity markets, and Costa Rica's Competition Law & Policy. 



English | Español 



The 2013 Latin American Forum hosted by Peru focused on Criteria for setting fines, Regional agreements and Unnanounced inspections in antitrust investigations.

>> View all LACF 2013 materials  

>> More on all previous meetings

Session I . Peer Review of Costa Rica's Competition Law and Policy


Nine Latin American competition regimes have already been peer reviewed during our Forums. This time, we will examine Costa Rica's Competition Laws and Policy.


Related links:

2012 Follow-up of 9 Peer reviews of Latin America

2011 Peer Review of Honduras

All Latin American reviews


Session II. Electricity Markets in Latin America: Regional Integration and Competition Issues

The energy sector continues to be of high interest for competition officials. This time the discussion will focus on competition issues in the electricity sector.  


>> Background documentation

      Call for contributions (Deadline for submissions: 21 August 2014) English | Español       


      Contribution from participants

     -- Colombia:  English | Español  (pdf)

     -- Chile (FNE): English | Español (pdf)

     -- Chile (TDLC): English | Español (pdf)


View our previous discussions on the topic:

Electricity: Renewables and Smart Grids, 2010 (pdf)

Energy Security and Competition Policy, 2007 (pdf)

Competition Issues in the Electricity Sector, 2002 (pdf)

Application of Competition Policy to the Electricity Sector, 1996 (pdf)



Session III. Advocacy: Mainstreaming competition policy into the overall economic policy and government actions in Latin American and the Caribbean

Competition advocacy remains a central concern for competition enforcers in their dialogue with policy makers.  This discussion will focus on how competition policy principles are being used or mainstreamed in the overall economic policy architercture of countries in the region. 


>> Background documentation

      Call for contributions (Deadline for submissions: 21 August 2014)  English | Español 

      Background note by the IDB Secretariat  

      Paper by Luis Berenguer Fuster (Broseta Abogados, Madrid) English | Español 


View our previous discussions on the topic:

Promoting Compliance with Competition Law, 2011 (pdf) 

Strategies for Competition Advocacy, 2010 Latin American Discussion (full set of documents, pdf) 

Competition State Aids and Subsidies, 2010 Global Forum on Competition Discussion (full set of documents, pdf)


Final session. Evaluation and Proposals for Future Work