11-13 July 2018, Geneva, Switzerland: UNCTAD MENA participants to the Intergovernmental group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy, seventeenth session

UNCTAD MENA participants to the Intergovernmental group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy, seventeenth session

UNCTAD MENA Programme funded the participation of the Heads of Competition Authorities of MENA region to the Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Competition Law and Policy is a standing body established under the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (UN Set) to monitor the application and implementation of the Set.

UNCTAD MENA participants were actively delivering contributions, speeches and presentations of the specific topics and round tables.

Background and purpose of the meeting
In line with the agreed conclusions adopted by the Intergovernmental Group of Experts at its sixteenth session on 7 July 2017, the consultations at the seventeenth session will focus on the following topics:

Capacity-building activities and technical assistance implemented
Challenges faced by developing countries in competition and regulation in the maritime transport sector
Competition issues in the sale of audio-visual rights for major sports events
Voluntary peer review of the competition law and policy of Botswana
Reports on the UNCTAD Discussion Group on International Cooperation and the UNCTAD Repository of Best Practice Tools

In this Seventeenth Session, the IGE on Competition Law and Policy is expected to adopt the Agreed Conclusions and to decide on its work programme until its next session.

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