CONFERENCE: ASEAN - COMPETITION POLICY - GUIDELINES - GOALS

The role of ASEAN guidelines on competition policy and the economic integration of the ASEAN countries (ASEAN Antitrust: The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries, Singapore, 24 April 2015)

The conference that took place in Singapore on the 23rd of April 2015 dealt with the future of competition law and policy in the ASEAN countries. The speakers of this panel offer a view on the impact that competition policy may have within ASEAN countries, challenges it may face in the future and the importance it may have on the economic integration of countries with different features and containing two of the world’s emerging economic superpowers, with its business structures and networks that differ in certain respects from those in the West.

The ASEAN Regional Competition Guidelines Allan Fels Professor, University of Melbourne, Monash, and Oxford I. The ASEAN Economic Community - The Background 1. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) was originally established in 1967 as a loose configuration between five states: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Initially its ambitions were limited. 2. However since then the Association’s ambitions have increased and the community has been extended to include Vietnam (1995), Laos, Myanmar (1997), and Cambodia (1999), thereby covering virtually the whole of South East Asia and realizing the vision of a South East Asian region, notwithstanding that the nature of this Association has somewhat changed because of the differences in wealth and

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  • University of Melbourne
  • Competition Consulting Asia
  • Concept: CARE (Singapore)

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Allan Fels, Robert Ian McEwin, Carol Osborne, The role of ASEAN guidelines on competition policy and the economic integration of the ASEAN countries (ASEAN Antitrust: The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries, Singapore, 24 April 2015), February 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77741, www.concurrences.com

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