Panama - Competition Law and Policy


Panama participates actively in the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum and OECD Global Forum on Competition. Panama also hosted the 6th meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum in 2008.

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Date of publication:
18 March 2015

Competition and Market Studies in Latin America

Panama 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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Follow-up to the Nine Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy of Latin American Countries - cover

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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Panama 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
6 December 2010

Competition Law and Policy in Panama: A Peer Review - 2010


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Panama's competition regime was first reviewed in 2010 during the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum meeting held in Costa Rica.

This report analyses Panama's competition regime and sets out recommendations relating to government policy and to the local competition authority's enforcement /  advocacy practices.



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