The Cambodian Parliament enacts its first law on competition

On 5 October 2021, the Law on Competition (No.NS/RKM/1021/013) (“Competition Law”) received royal assent on the basis that it should be promulgated urgently. This article will outline the regulatory regime created by the Competition Law, although many details are not yet clear pending appointment of the principal regulator, the Cambodia Competition Commission (“CCC”) and issuance of required regulatory instruments and CCC decisions. An advantage for Cambodia’s nascent competition regime is that the CCC’s implementing body will be the Consumer Protection Competition and Fraud Repression Directorate-General of the Ministry of Commerce (“CCF”). This gives the competition regime a running start as the CCF has a long institutional history and is already operating, among other functions, as the

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  • DFDL (Phnom Penh)
  • DFDL (Phnom Penh)

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David Fruitman, Vansok Khem, The Cambodian Parliament enacts its first law on competition , 5 October 2021, e-Competitions October 2021, Art. N° 107633

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