The UNCTAD meeting on competition law and policy adopts for consideration draft guiding policies and procedures aimed at tackling international antitrust concerns with Big Tech

Competition law crosses the digital threshold* The disruptive effects of big technology companies on digital and offline markets was the subject of intense discussion at a recent UNCTAD meeting on competition law and policy. Governments gathered from 10 to 13 July at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva for a three-day meeting with three main issues in their crosshairs: competition law and the digital economy, competition in health care services and pharmaceuticals markets, and international cooperation in tackling cross-border anticompetitive practices and mergers. The driving force behind the meeting is an urgency to address the remarkable increase in market concentration in many sectors of the global economy in the hands of a few multinational companies. In the

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UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development, The UNCTAD meeting on competition law and policy adopts for consideration draft guiding policies and procedures aimed at tackling international antitrust concerns with Big Tech, 13 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 94889

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