Chile - Competition Law and Policy


‌‌Chile, the first South American country to join the OECD, officially became a member on 7 May 2010. In addition to actively participating in OECD competition meetings, Chile hosted the 7th meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum in 2009.

Competition and market studies in Latin America

Date of Publication:
18 March 2015

Competition and Market Studies in Latin America (2015)

Chile is one of the six Latin American countries having participated in a 2014 project to better understand how market studies are carried out and what can be done to improve them. More about the project

The resulting report outlines the current status of market studies in six Latin American countries, describes good practices, identifies areas for improvement and provides recommendations on how to make better use of this competition tool.

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Date of publication
21 July 2014

Assessment of Merger Review in Chile (2014) 


Merger control constitutes an essential component of an effective competition system. This in-depth study of Chile’s merger control regime assesses the main existing issues in the current system and provides suggestions for improvement based on OECD and international standards.


Download the report in English and Spanish.


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Date of publication
25 July 2013

Follow-up to the Nine Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy of Latin American Countries (2012)

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Chile was one of the nine countries reviewed in this 2012 follow-up study which focuses on two specific themes:

  • the impact of the authority’s work on pro-competitive regulatory reforms
  • the application of case prioritisation and selection criteria.


Date of publication
17 October 2011

Competition Law and Policy in Chile: Accession Review (2010)

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This report was prepared as part of the process of Chile’s accession to OECD Membership. The report describes the policy foundations, substantive competition law and enforcement experience, institutional structure as well as treatment of competition issues in regulatory / legislative processes.
The review also examines these findings under three assessment themes: the current situation of competition policy and enforcement; the magnitude and direction of change in competition policy over the last 5-10 years; the extent of conformity with the particular OECD competition recommendations.



Date of publication
18 March 2008

Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy in Latin America: A Follow-Up (2007)

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Chile was one of the five countries reviewed in this 2007 follow-up report on competition developments.

The study aimed at assessing the impact that the previous peer reviews and recommendations had on competition policy and agencies.


Date of publication
January 2004 

Competition Law and Policy in Chile: A Peer Review (2003)

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Chile’s competition regime was first reviewed in 2003 during the first meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum held in Paris.

This report provides a first in-depth analysis of its competition practices including a chapter on different sectors and sets out recommendations on how to improve government policy and the local competition authority's enforcement and advocacy practices. The report also includes an update that explains steps that Chile and its competition authority have taken since the country review in April 2003.


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Annual Report on recent competition developments

In the framework of its participation at the Competition Committee, Chile's national competition agency submits every year a report on recent developments in the field of competition. 

Latest reports available:

2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010

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