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Competition Officials Working Together to Tackle Cartels

Thailand, 20 – 22 February – A three-day cartel investigations workshop was conducted in Bangkok and attended by more than 25 competition officials from Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. Key discussion points during the workshop included techniques and processes used to detect, investigate and take action against cartels within their respective jurisdictions. Cartel conduct, such as…

ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand Regulators Cooperate to Develop Regions Dairy Industry

Regulators from ASEAN Member States, Australia, and New Zealand gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 23 to 27 May 2016 to discuss standards and regulatory controls for the supply of safe and good quality milk for processing of dairy products.

Combating Cartels in ASEAN

Competition Law Implementation Program (CLIP). Around 29 competition agency experts…

AANZFTA Supports Studies and Dialogue on Services Liberalization

20th AEM-CER Consultations. The Ministers met on 23 August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur…

ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)

ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF). Endorsed by the ASEAN Economic Ministers in August 2014…

ASEAN Completes Trainings on Rules of Origin

BANGKOK, 29 May 2015 – In-country training on Rules of Origin (ROO) hosted by the Customs Department of Thailand in Bangkok from 27 – 29 May completes a series of capacity building activities on ROO for ASEAN, with focus on ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA). The activities include development of training modules, translation of training…

ASEAN holds Advanced Training on Madrid Protocol

SINGAPORE, 11 December 2014 – The ASEAN Member States continue to move forward with their initiative to accede to the Madrid Protocol by the end of 2015 as part of the ASEAN Economic Community-building. To continue to prepare and assist ASEAN Member States to accede to and implement the Protocol, an advanced training on Madrid Protocol…

ASEAN discusses approach to effective competition enforcement

Manila, 17 July 2014 – The 4th ASEAN Competition Conference, with a theme Building Blocks for Effective Enforcement of Competition Policy and Law (CPL), brought together competition experts and public-private stakeholders from ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Republic of Korea, US, EU and international entities such as UNCTAD and the OECD, to discuss the experiences of…

ASEAN Raises Capacity to Protect Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

JAKARTA, 9 June 2014 – ASEAN Member States (AMS) will be in a better position to formulate policy regarding the utilisation of the product of their rich cultural heritage and biodiversity resources following two recently concluded policy workshops in Jakarta on intellectual property (IP), genetic resources (GR), traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). The…

ASEAN to Enhance Logistics Services

CEBU CITY, 2 May 2014 – Today, approximately 65 policy makers, regulators and industry players concluded a week of intensive conference and seminar, which aims to enhance ASEAN logistics services productivity and competitiveness. ASEAN high-level officials and members of the Logistics and Transport Services Sectoral Working Group also identified a set of feasible, reasonable and…

Regional Patent Examination Training for ASEAN Embarks on its Second Year

JAKARTA, 10 April 2014 – Fifteen patent examiners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, commenced the Regional Patent Examination Training (RPET) – a comprehensive, competency-based e-learning programme for patent examiners this month. This programme aims to enhance the readiness of participating offices in the increasingly globalised economy of the future. This follows the…

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