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Colombian competition law regime

Colombian competition law regime is an interesting example of an urban and developing country struggling to modernise its economy giving competition and competition law a role that until now it have not. It is also a case to observe the interwoven of regional and a domestic competition laws outside the European Union.

I. Introduction 1. Colombia is a developing country located in the northwest corner of South America of 1,14 million square kilometres and a population of 46.3 million people. Its gross domestic product (GDP) is $460 billion and a Per Capita income of $9,998.00 [1]. 2. As far as more than the half of the country are the east plains of the Orinoco river basin and the tropical rain forests of the Amazonas and the Pacific Coast, scarcely populated, the majority of the population live in the Andean Region, which actually makes Colombia a relatively densely populated country. Colombia has 26 cities of more than 200,000 people of which four have more than 1 million people and nine between 400,000 and a million people [2]. 3. Colombia is a presidential democracy. It has had elections for

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Javier Cortázar-Mora, Colombian competition law regime, mai 2012, Concurrences N° 2-2012, Art. N° 45420, www.concurrences.com

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