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ARDN enhances AMS’ capacity in fruit fly identification

Indonesia, 30 October 2018 – Representatives from ASEAN Member States (AMS) took a step forward in increasing their understanding of fruit fly identification during a four-day diagnostic workshop at the Applied Research Institute for Agricultural Quarantine in Bekasi, Indonesia. The workshop was attended by technical specialists from agricultural quarantine and plant protection agencies and focused…

ASEAN Member States explore investigating abuse of dominance in Viet Nam competition workshop

Hanoi, Viet Nam – Officials from ASEAN competition agencies and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) shared experiences and strategies in investigating suspected abuse of dominance matters from 6 – 8 November 2018. A business is considered dominant when it can operate unconstrained by the conduct of competitors. Competition law does not prohibit businesses…

Construction and competition law officials meet to strengthen competition enforcement

Brunei Darussalam, 31 October, 2018 – Competition law officials and construction regulators from ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) strengthened their professional networks through the Construction and Competition Regulation Workshop in Brunei Darussalam on 30-31 October 2018. The workshop, which aimed to strengthen the interface between competition and construction…

For Judges, by Judges – Competition Primers launched at OECD Workshop

Indonesia, 10 October 2018 – A series of competition primers to support members of the judiciary in ASEAN Member States (AMS) were launched at the 8th Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Korea Policy Centre Competition Seminar. The primers provide practical guidance focusing on challenges and issues judges may face when evaluating evidence in a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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