Global Forum on Competition

Dec 05 | 15:00 - 18:00

Session 2. Competition provisions in trade agreements

Room: CC1


The majority of trade agreements include a competition policy chapter or individual competition provisions. These cover a range of issues, such as the adoption or maintenance of competition laws, international co-operation on competition policy or the introduction of procedural safeguards. This session will consider the purpose and impact of these competition provisions in practice, to discuss their usefulness in broadening and strengthening the application of competition law worldwide. In addition, the session will look at the role of competition authorities in the drafting and negotiation of competition provisions in trade agreements. Documentation: