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UNCTAD report calls for harnessing the potential of south-south technological collaboration
31 Oct 2012
The Technology and Innovation Report 2012, subtitled Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration, was launched today.
UNCTAD supports WAEMU member States’ reform of regional competition framework
22 Oct 2012
As part of a project on reforming the regional competition framework, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Commission and UNCTAD’s Competition and Consumer Policies Branch have recently jointly supported national consultation seminars, in Burkina Faso on 5 October and in Senegal on 9 October.
Nicaragua volunteers for peer review of its competition law and policy
15 Aug 2012
Dr. Luis Humberto Guzmán, President of the Nicaragua National Institute for the Promotion of Competition (Procompetencia) has requested UNCTAD to undertake a peer review of Nicaragua's competition policy and law number 601 of 2008.
Pakistan volunteers for peer review of competition regime
10 Aug 2012
October 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of Pakistan’s Competition Law. The Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan, Ms. Rahat Kaunain Hassan, has requested UNCTAD to undertake a peer review of Pakistan's competition law and policy.
Lao PDR on target to complete WTO accession process in 2012
9 Aug 2012
The Lao People's Democratic Republic, a land-locked LDC, is set to complete its WTO accession process by the end of this year. "The Lao PDR has come a long way this past decade ... we have made a herculean effort," said Dr. Nam Vinhaket, Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Ukraine volunteers for UNCTAD peer review of its competition law and policy
7 Aug 2012
The Chairman of the Ukraine Antimonopoly Committee, Dr. Vyssel Tshonko, has submitted to UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi a formal request for a peer review of Ukraine's competition law and policy.
Experts back UNCTAD proposal for technical assistance to four countries to bolster competition law and policy
13 Jul 2012
A group of experts on competition policy has discussed the peer reviews of the competition laws and policies in three African countries and Mongolia, and has recommended that UNCTAD carry out a proposed technical assistance programme to follow up on progress already made in the field.
Competition policy week: 9-13 July 2012
4 Jul 2012
UNCTAD will be hosting a number of expert meetings next week to discuss the role of competition policy in promoting economic development and cooperation. The organization is the United Nations focal point on all work related to competition and consumer policies.
Impact of non-tariff measures need to be addressed, says UNCTAD
29 Jun 2012
In a panel discussion at the 15th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis organised by GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) of Purdue University at the Geneva International Convention Centre on 28 June, UNCTAD representatives raised concerns about the wide array of non-tariff measures and policies currently in place which have restrictive and distortionary effects on international trade and impose disproportionate costs on poorer developing countries.
The third COMPAL Annual Conference finalized with success in Lima, Peru
22 Jun 2012
Delegates from the 12 member countries of COMPAL gathered in Lima, Peru from 20 to 22 June 2012 in order to review the progress made in all COMPAL projects and to agree the activities for the last year of COMPAL II, ending June 2013.