MEDIA RELEASES

ASEAN competition agency leaders gather in Sydney

Sydney, Australia – Competition enforcement agency leaders gathered in Sydney, Australia for the ASEAN Australia New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Heads of Agency Roundtable on 28 August 2018. The Roundtable serves as a platform to deliberate competition issues that are important for both emerging and experienced competition agencies, such as the importance of engagement…

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ASEAN Member States master competition investigations in Thailand workshop

Bangkok, Thailand – Investigators and team leaders from ASEAN competition agencies and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) exchanged experiences and strategies for conducting effective enforcement investigations at Module 3: Investigations Masterclass Workshop on 14-16 August 2018. The workshop focused on leading investigations teams, understanding and engaging with the external factors that can influence…

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Competition officials from Indonesia and Viet Nam hone their investigation skills

Jakarta, Indonesia – Competition enforcement investigators from the Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU) and the Viet Nam Competition and Consumer Authority (VCCA) attended a workshop on evidence and interviewing skills on 31 July – 2 August in Jakarta, Indonesia.The workshop focused on peer-to-peer learning between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), New Zealand Commerce…

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Competition officials from Malaysia and Philippines hone their skills in evidence handling and interviewing

 Manila, Philippines – Competition enforcement investigators from Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) attended a workshop on evidence and interviewing skills on 26-28 June in Manila, Philippines.The workshop focused on peer-to-peer learning between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), MyCC and PCC, providing participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of…

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ASEAN qualifications reference framework committee commences peer-review process

BANGKOK, 16 May 2018 – The ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Committee commenced a peer-review process participated in by representatives from education, labour and economic sectors during its fourth meeting in Bangkok.Around 90 officials from the three sectors attended the meeting which marked a substantial progress in the implementation of the AQRF.A technical workshop organised…

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ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand officials meet to fine tune competition economics expertise

 Bali, 9 May 2018 – Representatives from seven ASEAN Member States (AMS), Australia and New Zealand gathered in Indonesia from 7 – 9 May to boost their expertise in economic analysis for the purpose of enforcing competition law.The three-day “Understanding Markets” workshop focused on competition assessment and market definition and saw investigators, analysts and economists…

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CLIP helps Thailand Implement its New Competition Law

Bangkok, Thailand – A three-day workshop on interviewing and investigation skills was conducted on 17-19 April in Bangkok, Thailand to assist Thai investigators in their implementation of the new Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) (Trade Competition Act).The Trade Competition Act came into effect on 5 October 2017. The Trade Competition Act establishes the Office of…

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ARDN tackles the identification of deadly disease vectors

Ms Fervalee Apacionado (on left), from the Bureau of Plant Industry, the Philippines and Ms Quach Qing Linh from the Department of Plant Protection, Vietnam, examine whitefly specimens in the laboratories of the University of Queensland.Brisbane, Australia – A workshop on developing a diagnostic guide for whiteflies was conducted in the laboratories of the University…

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ARDN enhances identification of Colletotrichum

Co-presenter, Dr Chanintorn Doungsa-ard (centre), Thai Department of Agriculture, demonstrating cultures of Colletotrichum fungi to workshop participants, Bangkok, Thailand. Workshop leader, Dr Roger Shivas, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia, is second from right.Bangkok, Thailand-A workshop on developing an identification guide to Colletotrichum based on morphological and molecular data was conducted on 26 -…

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Competition officials working together to tackle cartels

Manila, Philippines – A three-day cartel investigations workshop was conducted from 20-22 March in Manila, the Philippines. At the Workshop, 25 officials from the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) discussed the techniques and processes used to detect, investigate and take action against cartels within their jurisdictions.Cartel conduct, such as price-fixing or…

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