11-12 October 2018, Marrakech, Morocco: UNCTAD MENA Participation at the African Competition Forum

UNCTAD MENA Participation at the Training workshop on Investigative tools

It was attended by more than 100 participants from 7 countries of the UNCTAD MENA Programme. Delegates from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan attended the ceremony.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Industry and Trade of Tunisia and the Head of the Competition and Consumer Protection Policies Branch, UNCTAD. This long awaited for regional training center started to work the same afternoon with the First Competition Regional Training Workshop on Investigation Tools. The workshop addressed the following topics:

Cartel enforcement (discovery techniques, leniency programmes, search for evidence, decisions and sanctions);

Abuse of dominant position (defining the relevant market, determination of dominance, deciding on abuse of dominance, determining the appropriate sanctions);

Merger control (notifications, defining the relevant market of merging companies, determination of potential dominance and harm to competition, determining appropriate sanction) and

Dawn Raids

The workshop was attended by 45 participants representing Competition Authorities and Judges from all UNCTAD MENA beneficiary countries. Legal practitioners (Competition Council rapporteurs and judges) and business representatives were also present as the goal is to involve the private sector and civil society in the programme’s implementation. This center will be used for training workshops and seminars for MENA countries, and support the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the MENA region in the area of competition in Arabic and French.