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Latest developments on the working group on trade and competition Sao Paulo, April 24 2003 Dr. F.J.L. SOUTY Counsel for Multilateral Affairs, Competition Council, Paris Professor, University of La Rochelle Two parts Part One: On international cooperation in the field of competition policy Part two: On Competition policy items to be discussed at the WTO Part One On international cooperation in the field of competition policy Internat’l Coop° can help Compet° Authorities regain part of their …
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Competition conditions and competition policies in Central America Claudia Schatan … Domestic and foreign capital flow deregulation and privatization took place without legal and institutional framework to avoid anti-competitive practices by national and multinational firms … Progress in competition policy in recent years Costa Rica and Panama have competition laws and a Commission to implement it (COPROCOM and CLICAC … They still have limitations, for example: Enterprises do not need approval by …
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CHALLENGES OF A COMPETITION REGIME IN A SMALL DEVELOPING COUNTRY … Ms. Michelle Goddard Chief Executive Officer Fair Trading Commission Competition Policy and Small Economies Definitions of small economies Population GDP Concentration Ratios Barbados 432 sq km 264,000 population GDP US$2,600.4 million Drivers of Competition Framework for Barbados Domestic Trade Reform Programme Regional Agreements e.g. Caricom Single Market and Economy, FTAA Fair Competition Act 2002-19 Comprehensive …
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COMPETITION POLICY IN BILATERAL AND PLURILATERAL AGREEMENTS: Involvement of the Member States of the Caribbean Community … Presented by Ivor Carryl to ; The Regional Seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Post Doha Competition Issues : Sao Paulo Brazil 23-25 April 2003 Introduction : Caribbean competition policy and law a recent development Infancy: of law, institutions and enforcement Changing from : traditional consumer protection to market conduct/restrictive practices …
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Training Course on Market Studies KPPU-JFTC-UNCTAD 9 February 2017 … To identify problems in markets and their causes, whether and how they affect consumers and businesses, and develop appropriate policy measures … Complaints from businesses and trade associations … Competition authorities’ concerns based on competition cases and need for competition advocacy … Strategic importance to the competition authority … Risks involved in terms of achieving a successful outcome, and resources …
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Relationship with wider political agenda (SDGs, COP …
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Competition Policy and Trade Agreements: The Efficiency and Equity of Inclusive Growth … New York University School of Law … Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on … the Role of Competition Policy in fostering … Sustainable Growth and Development , Part II … The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNCTAD … Dispelling a myth of the last century … Myth: Arthur Okun, Equality and Efficiency, The Big Trade-Off (1975 … For almost 40 years “everyone knew that doing …
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Important Issues to be considered by Policy Makers and Trade Negotiators Issues concerning Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Article XIX- Built-in Agenda Doha Mandate Expanding market access commitments in national schedules GATS rules Emergency Safeguard Measures Subsidies Government Procurement Important Issues to be considered by Policy Makers and Trade Negotiators Key Concepts Domestic regulatory regimes Non-tariff nature of barriers to trade in services Progressive Liberalisation …
Date: 05 Dec 2003 Size: 354KB

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UNCTAD MAIN CROSS CUTTING ISSUES RAISED BY THE PROPOSALS TABLED DURING THE 1ST STAGE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS ON SERVICES UNCTAD, Commercial Diplomacy Programme IMPLEMENTATION OF ART.IV Most proposals do not address art … IV, except: Venezuela (energy services) Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador (tourism) And the proposals of Canada and Australia that mention: Periods of transition Programs of capacity building MODES OF SUPPLY Emphasis on Mode 3 (commercial presence) and Mode 1 …
Date: 01 Jan 2000 Size: 97KB

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Negotiating Trade in Services in the Post-Doha Work Programme UNCTAD Commercial Diplomacy Programme May 2002 THE BUILT-IN AGENDA ON SERVICES The mandate of article XIX of the GATS The GATS rules Safeguards Subsidies Government Procurement GATS 2000 - THE BEGINNING The first stage (February 2000-March 2001) Results of the « stocktaking » More than 80 proposals The second stage (April 2001-March 2002) “Guidelines and procedures for the negotiations on trade in services” GUIDELINES AND …
Date: 01 Jan 2002 Size: 117KB

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UNCTAD THE DOHA MANDATES ON DEVELOPMENT ISSUES UNCTAD Commercial Diplomacy Programme October 2002 The scope of the Doha agenda The Doha Work Programme will be a concrete “Development Agenda” for developing countries IF : On Implementation issues: satisfactory solutions are found, for example: On the implementation of the agreement on textiles; On the implementation of the TRIPS and Health Declaration … On Special and differential treatment (S&D): provisions are made effective and operational …
Date: 10 Jan 2002 Size: 96KB

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UNCTAD UNCTAD Commercial Diplomacy Programme October 2002 THE BASIC IDEAS BEHIND THE CONCEPT OF SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT (S&D): There are structural imbalances between developing and developed countries in terms of: share of world trade; access to financing; access to technology; infrastructure weaknesses; institutional capacity and human resources … THE BASIC IDEAS BEHIND THE CONCEPT OF SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT (S&D) The trade liberalisation does not automatically imply …
Date: 10 Jan 2002 Size: 168KB

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Ecowas Regional Workshop on Agriculture and Food Security Conakry, 8-9 April 2002 UNCTAD THE PARALLEL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS: WITH THE EU AND AT THE WTO … Manuela Tortora Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy UNCTAD WEB/CDP/PPT/37 2 parallel negotiations, 1 single preparatory process … focused on the following questions: COMPARISON OF THE 2 NEGOTIATING PROCESSES DOHA WORK PROGRAMME: Modalities for the negotiations on agriculture (ongoing) Identification of S&D mandatory provisions in all the …
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ACP and Regional Trade Agreements Some examples WEB/CDP/PPT/37 ACP and Regional Trade Agreements Some examples COMESA Tanzania Kenya Uganda EAC SADC Rwanda Somalia Sudan Egypt Burundi Comoros Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Madagascar South Africa Dem.Rep. of Congo Botswana Zambia Zimbabwe Mauritius …
Date: 02 Dec 2003 Size: 60KB

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Overview of the Doha Work Programme Implications for the Developing Countries Commercial Diplomacy Programme UNCTAD … 1-Continuation of the On-Going Negotiations on: AGRICULTURE Substantial improvement in market access; Phasing out of all forms of export subsidies; Substantial reductions in trade-distorting domestic support SERVICES Goals of Article XIX Guidelines and Procedures Article IV 2-Launching of New Negotiations on: Geographical indications other than wines and spirits (TRIPS) (by …
Date: 01 Jan 2001 Size: 86KB

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GUIDELINES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF NATIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL INTERESTS IN NEGOTIATIONS ON SERVICES UNCTAD Commercial Diplomacy Programme … Some starting points to define the negotiating strategy: Identify the sectors or subsectors where the country has a strong comparative advantage: those are the priorities, where the main negotiatin objectives have to be set … Focus on markets which offer growth prospects for exporters, and determine if a better market access could be achieved with bilateral …
Date: 01 Jan 2001 Size: 58KB

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Energy Services in International Trade: Development Implications Simonetta Zarrilli UNCTAD September 2002 Energy Structural reform of the energy sector Privatization, increasing competition, unbundling of monopolies, deregulation What energy services are … They are required at each step of the energy process from the location of the potential energy source to its distribution to the final consumer Energy services in the market “Traditional services” exploration extraction drilling derrick …
Date: 01 Jan 2001 Size: 117KB

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The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) - An overview … Draw on lessons learned in the past Establish what is relevant for the new negotiations Identify conditions to maximize benefits Formulate development objectives in the expected outcome of the negotiations Address existing development asymmetries Some Common Issues That Emerged From Service Sectors Analysis Access to technology SMEs Licensing Anti-competitive practices Movement of persons Regional integration Access to Technology …
Date: 01 Jan 1999 Size: 190KB

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Preparing for a Successful GATS Negotiations Round UNCTAD Commercial Diplomacy Programme May 2002 The African region showed a growth rate of 7.8 % in arrivals, nearly twice the world average … High concentration of international tourism arrivals in Africa Tourism revenues: one of the five leading sources of export revenue for 69 developing countries main source of foreign currency in 28 countries Important potential for wealth Multiple positive spillover effects Transform vicious circle of …
Date: 01 Jan 1999 Size: 170KB

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UNCTAD UNCTAD Commercial Diplomacy Programme Jul y 2002 THE BASIC IDEAS BEHIND THE CONCEPT OF SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT (S&D): There are structural imbalances between developing and developed countries in terms of: share of world trade; access to financing; access to technology; infrastructure weaknesses; institutional capacity and human resources … THE BASIC IDEAS BEHIND THE CONCEPT OF SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT (S&D) The trade liberalisation does not automatically imply …
Date: 01 Jan 2002 Size: 119KB