Project Title

APEC Workshop on Using Competition Assessments to Eliminate Unnecessary Barriers to Competition 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

EC 06 2016S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EC 06 2016S 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Using Competition Assessments to Eliminate Unnecessary Barriers to Competition 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2016 

Sponsoring Forum

Competition Policy and Law Group (CPLG) 

Topics

Competition Policy; Deregulation 

Committee

Economic Committee (EC) 

Other Fora Involved

Economic Committee (EC) 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

New Zealand; Peru; Chinese Taipei; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

20/02 2017 

Expected Completion Date

21/02/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Nicholas Klissas 

Job Title 1

Senior APEC and Commercial Law Reform Advisor 

Organization 1

US Agency for International Development (USAID) 

Postal Address 1

1300 Pensylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC 20523, USA 

Telephone 1

Not Applicable 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

nklissas@usaid.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Mark Walter 

Job Title 2

Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Advisor 

Organization 2

US-ATAARI 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

MWalter@nathaninc.com 

Declaration

Nicholas Klissas and Mark Walter 

Project Cost (US$)

$60,000.00 

Project Summary

This activity will be a capacity building workshop aiming to improve APEC economies’ knowledge of and capacities to use Competition Self- Assessments to analyse policies affecting competition.  This workshop will be held in Nha Trang, Viet Nam, in February 2017 at the margins of SOM 1 2017.

Establishing a framework of competition law and liberalising sectors is important, but so is assessing the competitive effects of government regulations.  The 2015 Structural Reform Ministerial Statement provided that Competition Self Assessments are one of several tools economies should use to advance structural reform.  The Competition Self-Assessments could also be used to support economies’ individual action plans under the Renewed APEC Agenda for Structural Reform (RAASR) 2016-2020.  Government regulations can be essential to protect public health and safety, and to achieve other important public policy goals.  However, regulations may at times also create barriers to competition or raise entry costs, leading to increased costs and lessening opportunities for innovation and growth.  As a result, these barriers can result in a decrease in productivity and negatively impact consumer welfare, which studies show affect poor and disadvantaged populations the most.  Regulatory barriers that restrict competition can be found across all economies, and Competition Assessments provide analyses of policies and regulations that may intentionally or unintentionally create obstacles for businesses to compete in markets. Building from this understanding, economies can develop less restrictive policies and regulations that achieve policy goals while still promoting competition.

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