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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

Start DateTitleLocationCountry
23-24 Sep 2014Workshop on the Appropriate Design and Formulation of Competition Policy and Law in ASEAN Member StatesBaliIndonesia
30-31 Oct 2014UNCTAD to present at the African Competition Forum workshop on Agency Effectiveness Dar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
11 Jul 2014Fifth Meeting of the Research Partnership Platform on Competition and Consumer ProtectionGenevaSwitzerland
10 Jul 2014Third Workshop of the Euro-Mediterranean Competition Forum (EMCF): Independence and Accountability of Competition AuthoritiesGenevaSwitzerland
08-10 Jul 2014Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy, fourteenth sessionGenevaSwitzerland
07 Jul 2014Ad Hoc Expert Meeting: The role of competition law and policy in fostering sustainable development and trade through the enhancement of domestic and international competitiveness of developing countriesGenevaSwitzerland
27-29 Oct 2014Consultations on Modalities Report for the Revision of the UN Guidelines to be conducted by UNCTAD at OECD meetingParisFrance
05-06 Nov 20145th Annual Meeting of the UNCTAD-SELA Working Group on the interface between Trade and CompetitionPunta CanaDominican Republic
08 Sep 2014Russian Competition Day and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of UNCTADSaint-PetersburgRussian Federation
20-23 Oct 2014Consultations on Modalities Report for the Revision of the United Nations Guidelines on Consumer Protection to be conducted by UNCTAD at ICPEN meetingStockholmSweden
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10 November 2013National Capacity Building Workshop for Judges in Costa Rica
07 November 2013Briefing for Geneva-based diplomats on UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
07 November 2013Results of Voluntary Peer Review of Competition Law and Policy for Nicaragua presented in Managua
04 November 2013Training workshop for Judges of the Supreme Court in El Salvador
29 September 2013UNCTAD contributes to African session on consumer protection
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 Documents and Reports

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