Competition Law and Consumer Protection Policy
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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

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
11 Jul 2018Nineth Meeting of the Research Partnership Platform on Competition and Consumer ProtectionGenevaSwitzerland
11-13 Jul 2018Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy, seventeenth sessionGenevaSwitzerland
09-10 Jul 2018Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, third sessionGenevaSwitzerland
04-08 Jun 2018Séminaire national de sensibilisation sur la promotion de la concurrence et la protection des consommateurs en République Démocratique de Sao Tomé et PrincipeLibrevilleSao Tome and Principe
22-25 May 2018Séminaire national de sensibilisation sur la promotion de la concurrence et la protection des consommateurs en République du GabonLibrevilleGabon
15-18 May 2018Séminaire national de sensibilisation sur la promotion de la concurrence et la protection des consommateurs en République Démocratique du CongoKinshasaDemocratic Republic of the Congo
15-16 May 2018UNCTAD Opens the G20 Consumer Summit Speaking at the High-Level Panel on Vulnerability in a Digital WorldBuenos AiresArgentina
07-09 May 2018UNCTAD MENA Regional Workshop on Competition Law and PolicyTunisTunisia
24 Apr 2018UNCTAD COMPAL hosts the international Seminar on Promoting competition and consumer protection in Fifa World Cup Russia 2018LimaPeru
23-25 Apr 2018Seventh course of the INDECOPI-UNCTAD/COMPAL School on Competition and Consumer Protection: consumer alternative dispute resolution in Latin AmericaLimaPeru
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 News

 
14 November 2014UNCTAD Secretary-General highlights progress on competition laws at meeting with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
07 November 2014UNCTAD´s International Trade Director underlines the need for complementary trade and competition policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
11 September 2014Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service lauds UNCTAD's work on competition law and policy
04 September 2014Fourth International Consumer Protection Forum, hosted by UNCTAD and Colombian consumer protection agency, tackles advertising and the law
31 August 2014Consultations on UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection undertaken by UNCTAD in Bogotá
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 Publications

 
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 Documents and Reports

 
Consumer product safety (TD/B/C.I/CPLP/12)
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Programme (DITC/CCPB)
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