OECD Regional Centre for Competition in Latin America in Lima


The OECD Regional Centre for Competition in Latin America is a joint venture between the Peruvian Competition Authority (INDECOPI) and the OECD.  Launched in November 2019, the Centre expands the OECD's work on competition in Latin America through capacity-building and specific training to competition officials from the region. Two other competition centres also serve officials in Asia and Eastern Europe

The centre based in Peru provides capacity building assistance and policy advice through workshops, seminars and training programmes on competition law and policy for officials in competition enforcement agencies, sector regulators, and other parts of government. It also works to connect different competition agencies and jurisdictions, promoting regional co-operation and enhancing their understanding of the importance of developing a sound competition policy.

The centre helps disseminate the work of the OECD’s Competition Committee’s, the OECD-IDB Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum as well as OECD standards and best practices on competition.  




Through intensive capacity-building courses, the Centre’s workshops, seminars and training programmes aim to cover a broad range of topics on competition law and policy, including: competition case analysis; investigative techniques; competition principles in regulatory reform; frameworks for co-operation between enforcement authorities in the region; competition advocacy and communications tools. Capacity building is delivered by expert speakers from various organisations, Member and non-Member countries and from the OECD Secretariat.

A first workshop on mergers was held on 20 November 2019 in Peru. Participants became familiar with the basics of mergers and merger control regimes. 


Calendar of activities


Launch event

On 20 November 2019, the centre was officially launched in presence of Mr Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy SG, OECD, Mr Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ivo Gagliuffi Piercechi, (Chairman of Indecopi), Frédéric Jenny (Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee) and Antonio Gomes (Acting Deputy Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs). 

Read the press release

Watch a video of the launch event of the centre


See also

More OECD work on Competition in Latin America

More OECD work on Competition

Competition Global Relations

Budapest Regional Centre for Competition

Seoul Regional Centre for Competiton

Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

Global Forum on Competition


Best practice roundtables
Country reviews
Global Forum on Competition
Latin American & Caribbean Competition Forum

Reports by competition agencies
Reports by the Competition Committee


About global relations
Hungary centre for competition
Korean centre for competition


OECD Recommendations on competition
Best practices on information exchange
Competition assessment toolkit
Factsheet on competition and macroeconomic outcomes
Guidelines for fighting bid rigging
Guide for helping authorities assess the impact of their activities
Guiding principles for regulatory quality and performance
Inventory of MOUs between competition agencies
Inventory of international co-operation agreements on competition
International Cartels Database
Reference guide on ex-post evaluation of enforcement decisions


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