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Highlights
Trade and Competition
Definition
Evaluate the implications of closer multilateral cooperation in trade and competition policy for development policies and objectives, and related human and institutional development.
Description
Ensuring that participation in international trade is not impeded by anti-competitive practices and benefits consumers; support for developing and promoting competition, including strengthening antitrust laws and institutions. Clarification of core principles, including transparency, non-discrimination and procedural fairness, provisions on hardcore cartels, and modalities for voluntary cooperation.
Reference to WTO mandate
Doha Ministerial Declaration, Par 23-25
Examples of typical activities
(i) relationships between competition policy and development; (ii) support and reinforcement of competition institutions; (iii) assistance in preparing draft legislation on competition; and (iv) support to the participation in the WTO work programme on trade and competition.

 

 
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