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 Ad-hoc Expert Group meeting on Consumer protection policies 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



27 October 2016Q&A with Adriana Riccardi, head of Uruguay's competition authority
24 October 2016Q&A with Ariel Ezrachi, Professor of Competition Law, Oxford
Botswana CA
18 October 2016Botswana's competition authority turns five, punches above its weight
17 October 2016Global consumer protection experts welcome landmark meeting, address challenges ahead
14 October 2016Tactics by 'Big Pharma' to be discussed at global meeting on competition policy
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