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 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



22 June 2014UNCTAD and COPROCOM presented the new Merger Guidelines in Costa Rica
09 June 2014UNCTAD Experts Outline Trends in E-commerce and consumer protection at Panama meeting
29 May 2014UNCTAD opens national workshop in Peru for university professors on competition and consumer protection law enforcement issues
12 May 2014GLOBAL COMPAL Programme Launched in Peru
06 May 2014Competition and consumer protection programme expands to cover Middle East and North Africa
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 Documents and Reports

Programme (DITC/CCPB)
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