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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



27 June 2014Peru's Supreme Court and UNCTAD hold first national workshop for competition and consumer protection judges
23 June 2014UNCTAD meets with the National Secretariat for Consumer (SENACOM) to discuss national and regional consumer issues in Latin America
23 June 2014UNCTAD meets the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) in Brasilia to discuss cooperation on competition and consumer protection in Latin America and elsewhere
23 June 2014UNCTAD and COPROCOM presented the new Merger Guidelines in Costa Rica
10 June 2014UNCTAD Experts Outline Trends in E-commerce and consumer protection at Panama meeting
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 Documents and Reports

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Video Corner
Highlights of our work on Competition Law and Consumer Protection Policies in 2013
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Ad Hoc Meeting 
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Sofia Competition Forum 
Research Partnership Platform 

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