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Q&A with Adriana Riccardi, head of Uruguay's competition authority
27 Oct 2016
In 2015, the Uruguayan competition authority requested an UNCTAD peer review of the country's competition law and policy.
Q&A with Ariel Ezrachi, Professor of Competition Law, Oxford
24 Oct 2016
In a new book, Professor Ariel Ezrachi looks at how online commerce is challenging classical notions of competitive markets
Tactics by 'Big Pharma' to be discussed at global meeting on competition policy
14 Oct 2016
Potentially anticompetitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry are among topics to be discussed at a global meeting on competition next week in Geneva.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will need healthy competition and consumer protection too
12 Oct 2016
The textbooks have it that markets produce the best results, but anti-competitive practices such as cartels and abuses of market power, as well as unscrupulous individuals, mean that governments have been regulating competition as far back as 2,000 years ago, when the Romans introduced a law - the Lex Julia de Annona - to ensure that corn sales were fair.
African trade integration most exciting whenever it creates more jobs
3 Oct 2016
While some politicians in the global north express doubt about the benefits of trade, countries in Africa are moving ahead with deeper economic integration.
70 years of work on Competition Law and Policy in the United Nations (1946-2016)
17 Jul 2016
A commemorative exhibition will be launch at UNCTAD 14 on Wednesday 20 July, followed by four official competition-related events.
African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement discussed by experts
26 May 2016
Experts from UNCTAD, African Union Commission, Economic Commission for Africa, regional economic communities and partners gathered in Nairobi to examine key issues in drafting the agreement.
Member States decide upon UNCTAD's COMPAL III technical cooperation activities for 2016-2017
4 Apr 2016
The programme agreed upon by the sixteen Latin American Member States of UNCTAD's COMPAL III focuses on capacity and consensus building, and also reaches out to the private sector to strengthen cooperation among institutions and increase confidence in markets.
West African States meet to prepare a common position on the Continental Free Trade Area
21 Mar 2016
Representatives from members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met from 9 to 11 March 2016 in Accra, Ghana, to define a regional strategy for the negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and UNCTAD agreed on furthering cooperation in the area of trade-related issues including WTO accession
28 Feb 2016
At the invitation of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, undertook an advisory mission to Tehran on 27 February 2016. The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible technical assistance and capacity building that UNCTAD could provide in the context of Iran’s trade-related reforms in particular accession to the WTO.