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. Beneficiaries of the centre include Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Andean Community and CARICOM.

What's new?

View the 2023 annual report for a summary of the centre's activities.

Check out our note "OECD competition policy responses to COVID-19". Also available in Spanish.

More Competition-related materials

The OECD COVID-19 Hub is also available in Spanish.


Calendar of events

Every year the centre holds a series of events on a large variety of topics related to competition law and policy. See the list of all events being held by the centre since 2019.

Calendar of events 

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

On 27 September 2023, the OECD's Secretary-General Mathias Cormann signed an agreement with Indecopi extending the activities of the Centre for another five years. The ceremony took place at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in presence of Peru's President of the Council of Ministers Alberto Otárola Peñaranda, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Cecilia Gervasi and Indecopi's President Karin Cáceres Durango. Read Indecopi's press release in Spanish.

Watch a video of the launch event of the centre



See the December 2023 edition of the Centre's Newsletter

Also available in Spanish.

See also

OECD competition policy responses to COVID-19  Respuestas OCDE de política de competencia ante la crisis de COVID-19

Indecopi page for the centre

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


If you have any questions, please contact Mr Paulo Burnier da Silveira, our senior competition expert in charge of the centre’s activities.

paulo burnier

Paulo Burnier da Silveira
[email protected]
+33 1 85 55 49 34


Best practice roundtables

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
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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