Programme and documents

 

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- 23-24 September 2015

The 13th meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on 23-24 September 2015

Discussions will focus on ex-post analysis of agency effectiveness and advocacy activities and competition in the retail sector

» AGENDA 2015

» ORDEN DEL DÍA 2015

 

PREVIOUS MEETING

The 2014 Latin American Forum hosted by Uruguay focused on Advocacy, Competition in the electricity markets, and Costa Rica's Competition Law & Policy.

View all 2014 materials  | More on all previous meetings | See all 2014 Forum presentations on Slideshare | 2014 Forum pictures and quotes

SESSION I. STRUCTURAL ISSUES IN THE GROCERIES SECTOR: MERGERS AND REGULARORY ISSUES

The retail sector continues to be of high interest for competition officials.  The discussion will focus on the technical nature of merger review in the groceries sector, that potentially raises concerns about the capacity of a competition authority to properly assess the effect of a merger that might affect tens or hundred of local markets in different ways. More information on the scope of the discussion can be found in the call for contributions for each session below.

Call for contributions 
English | Español

Contributions from participants (forthcoming)
Brazil
Chile (FNE)
Peru
United States

View some of our previous discussions in relation to the topic:

SESSION II. MEASURING COMPETITION ADVOCACY'S IMPACT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Last year's discussion focused on Mainstreaming Competition Policy. This year, it will focus on the need of getting better metrics of the advocacy work in order to improve the mainstreaming of Competition Policy in the main government economic agenda.

Call for contributions 
English | Español

Contributions from participants (forthcoming)
Brazil
Costa Rica
Chile (FNE)
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Mexico
Peru
Portugal
Spain
United States
CARICOM

View our previous discussions on the topic:
See related documentation from the 2014 discussion on Advocacy Mainstreaming
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)

SESSION III. COMPETITION ISSUES IN THE GROCERIES SECTOR: FOCUS ON CONDUCT

In this session, the discussion will focus on some potentially anticompetitive practices of the supermarkets sector. These might feature in merger analysis but more usually will be the subject of abuse of dominance (and similar), vertical agreements or cartel investigations or possibly a result of government regulation, such as through the use of codes of conduct.ents of the case.

Call for contributions 
English | Español

Contributions from participants (forthcoming)
El Salvador
Mexico
Nicaragua
Peru
Uruguay

FINAL SESSION. EVALUATION AND PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE WORK

 

 

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