The aim of the seminar is to analyze the main issues related to development of institutional capacity in terms of competition law and policy (CLP) in developing countries, particularly the adoption and implementation of competition provisions existing in Regional and Bilateral Trade Agreements.
The Seminar will address not only how the inclusion of competition provisions in RTAs have helped those countries to advance their internal institutional competition law and policy capacities, but also how competition contributes to development and represents a crucial tool for poverty alleviation. Accordingly, it will focus on regional experiences of tangible benefits to consumers resulting from increased competition, improved regulation and a better understanding about the optimal relationship between competition policy and intellectual property rights.
The seminar will include participants from both Latin American countries and other regions.
Panel on Brazilian Competition Law
Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School will hold a panel on national competition policies back-to-back with the IDRC/UNCTAD seminar.
The panel, which will include heads of three Brazilian agencies and academics from the field of competition, will discuss the effects of the implementation of competition policies in recent years and the way forward.