Competition Law and Consumer Protection Policy

The objective of UNCTAD's work on competition and consumer policies is to ensure that partner countries enjoy the benefits of increased competition, open and contestable markets, private sector investment in key sectors and ultimately that consumers achieve improved welfare.

The Competition and Consumer Policies Programme services the Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Competition Law and Policy and the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy annually, undertakes competition policy peer reviews, publishes the UNCTAD Model law on competition and the Handbook on competition legislation and implements sector specific and economy-wide competition and consumer policies reforms that create a level playing field amongst companies and consumers, increasing the effectiveness of antitrust and consumer protection policies.

The highest intergovernmental body is the United Nations review Conferences to Review the Set on Competition policy which is held every five years.

The Research Partnership Platform work stream are circulated and feed into to the IGE and inform their discussions.

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 Events and Meetings



15 March 2018Consumer rights are a cornerstone of inclusive development
27 February 2018Consumer protection in the Middle East and North Africa supported by new Cairo training centre
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07 February 2018Brazil joins UNCTAD's COMPAL Programme
27 October 2017Collective effort needed to protect consumers in data fueled economy, UNCTAD SG says
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10 July 2017Russia's perspective on International Competition law and policies by of Mr. Igor Artemiev, Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
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Manual on Consumer Protection (UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/2017/1)
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Competition Glossary (UNCTAD/DITC/CLP/2016/4)
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 Documents and Reports

Programme (DITC/CCPB)
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