unctad.org | Competition Law and Consumer Protection Policy
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.

More info:

 Events and Meetings

Start DateTitleLocationCountry
05-06 Nov 20145th Annual Meeting of the UNCTAD-SELA Working Group on the interface between Trade and CompetitionPunta CanaDominican Republic
30-31 Oct 2014UNCTAD to present at the African Competition Forum workshop on Agency Effectiveness Dar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
27-29 Oct 2014Consultations on Modalities Report for the Revision of the UN Guidelines to be conducted by UNCTAD at OECD meetingParisFrance
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
23-24 Sep 2014Workshop on the Appropriate Design and Formulation of Competition Policy and Law in ASEAN Member StatesBaliIndonesia
08 Sep 2014Russian Competition Day and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of UNCTADSaint-PetersburgRussian Federation
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
41 - 50 of 99



Flag of Ukraine
06 August 2012Ukraine volunteers for UNCTAD peer review of its competition law and policy
22 July 2012Experts recommend revision of UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
Competition Law and Policy
12 July 2012Experts back UNCTAD proposal for technical assistance to four countries to bolster competition law and policy
Flag of Bulgaria
10 July 2012UNCTAD and Bulgarian Competition Authority sign MoU
03 July 2012Competition policy week: 9-13 July 2012
51 - 55 of 84



1 - 20 of 51


 Documents and Reports

1 - 5 of 38

Tab Control

7th UN Review Conference
Quick links
Research Partnership Platform 
Global compal_230x125.gif
Sofia Competition Forum 
Ad Hoc Meeting 

Please wait....