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Competition Policy: A Driver for Economic Recovery in the APEC Region

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Published Date January 2023
Type of Publication Proceedings
Publication Under Economic Committee (EC), Competition Policy and Law Group (CPLG)
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This report summarizes the main ideas, findings and proposals derived from the workshop, Competition Policy: A Driver for Economic Recovery in the APEC Region, held virtually on 12-13 October 2022.

During this event, officials from competition agencies of Asia-Pacific shared their experiences on the following areas: (1) advocacy efforts to support governments in the design, implementation and withdrawal of government support strategies required in the short-run; (2) the use of enforcement powers to address anticompetitive agreements, exclusionary abuses, and excessive pricing in strategic sectors affected by the pandemic; (3) how competition authorities have addressed the challenges posed by economic uncertainty in enforcing their merger control powers; and (4) investments they have made to increase their expertise and data collection capabilities on crisis-affected sectors.

Additionally, this report presents policy and best practice recommendations that could be implemented by APEC economies as a benchmark to address economic recovery from a competition perspective.