- Global Competition Forum
Founded in 1991, the Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy consists of a group of experts representing the key interests of economists, lawyers, academics, practitioners and national and international policy-makers who are committed to expanding the global discussion of the ramifications of competition policy for global trade and investment.
Competition policy is a crucial ingredient in national and international policy deliberations.
It is increasingly viewed by countries and international organisations such as the International Bar Association, the World Bank, the OECD, and UNCTAD as a process which requires elaboration and convergence.
The potential for harmonisation of domestic competition policies is also seen as a critical area for all trading nations, including the newly-emerging and rapidly-industrialising economies, in view of the costs and inefficiencies created when these domestic policies collide. The resulting frictions have given rise to significant problems relating to international enforcement and sharply-increased transaction costs for transnational business. The continued increase in foreign direct investment and transnational mergers will lead inevitably to their further increase.
The Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy will provide a direction for change, and its efforts are directed at the reduction of the frictions between different national legal systems. Members include
The aims of the Global Forum are to:
The Forum publishes papers and organises events aimed at discussion of the current issues, and allowing for discussion between experts of matters of relevance to competition and trade policy. Activities include:
Funding and Sponsorship
Current funding for the Forum is provided by the International Bar Association.
The original three-year term of the project was funded by the Centre for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation, the World Bank and the Canadian Competition Bureau, whose foresight began the project, and the Centre of Competition and Competitiveness at the University of California, Berkeley.
If you are interested in the work of the Global Competition Forum, please contact us at the e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org
J Reynolds Co-Chair, Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy
Rowley QC Co-Chair, Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy
Khemani Advisor on Competition Policy, Private Sector Advisory Services,
The World Bank Group, Washington, DC.
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