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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



09 Dec 11 - West African Economic and Monetary Union contribution to finance implementation of Peer Review recommendations
10 Aug 11 - UNCTAD assists Ecuador to finalise the draft competition bill
08 July 11 - UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General opens COMPAL Annual Conference and Monitoring Meeting
06 July 11 - UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General opens the first Working Group on Trade and Competition for Latin American and Caribbean Countries
23 Jun 11 - Trade and Development Commission adopts agreed conclusions
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 Documents and Reports

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Research Partnership Platform 
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Sofia Competition Forum 
Ad Hoc Meeting 

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