HORIZONS : CNUCED - AUTORITES DE CONCURRENCE - COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE - ECHANGES D’ INFORMATIONS

UNCTAD’s collaborative information platform

La CNUCED a lancé une initiative sur les échanges d’informations entre autorités de concurrence dans le cadre de ses travaux sur le renforcement des capacités des autorités et la coopération internationale. Une nouvelle plateforme facilitera les échanges d’informations non confidentielles et permettra notamment de renforcer et de combiner les capacités des régimes de concurrence en voie de développement.

I. Introduction 1. The application of competition law in an international setting has long been a challenging area for competition agencies. Legal and practical obstacles often limit an agency’s ability to obtain information on multinational violations and engage in effective enforcement and prosecution. 2. These limitations have been particularly noticeable in the case of developing countries and economies in transition. These regimes are characterised by limited enforcement capacity and tend to focus their attention on domestic violators and on efforts to foster a “competition culture”. The challenge of tackling sophisticated cross-border anticompetitive activity and the imposition of effective sanctions on international violators may be beyond their reach. 3. Unfortunately, the

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  • University of Oxford - Centre for Competition Law and Policy
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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Ariel Ezrachi, Hassan Qaqaya, UNCTAD’s collaborative information platform, December 2012, Concurrences N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49297, pp. 204-207

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