Competition Law and Policy in Latin America

Competition Law and Policy in Latin America

Peer Reviews of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru You do not have access to this content

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20 Oct 2006
9789264015142 (PDF) ;9789264014985(print)

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This book contains the results of peer reviews of the competition law and policies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru.  Each review  provides information on the history and economic context for competition law, an outline of the provisions of the current law and policies, a review of institutional issues, a review of competition policy in specific regulated sectors, a review of competition advocacy, and a set of conclusions and recommendations.
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  • Argentina
    Argentina is South America’s third largest country in terms of population – about 40 million, well behind Brazil and just behind Colombia. Its economy, in terms of GDP, is the second largest on the continent and 35th in the world. Situated at the southern end of South America, Argentina is also the continent’s second largest country in area (eighth in the world).
  • Brazil
    This report assesses the development and application during the past five years of competition law and policy in Brazil. It follows an earlier OECD analysis, prepared in 2000, which reviewed the activities of the Brazilian Competition Policy System (BCPS) since enactment of Brazil’s current competition law in 1994.
  • Chile
    This report on competition law and policy in Chile is an edited version of the report that provided the basis for the peer review that was conducted at the IDB/OECD Latin American Forum on 8 April 2003 at OECD Headquarters in Paris, France. Some updates, such as Supreme Court affirmation of two competition decisions, have been incorporated into the text of the report.
  • Mexico
    This report assesses the development and application during the past five years of competition law and policy in Mexico. It updates a report prepared in 1998 as part of a larger OECD regulatory reform study. The 1998 Report concluded that Mexico’s 1993 competition law reflected a well-conceived synthesis of contemporary economic principles.
  • Peru
    Peru is a developing country with a history of protectionism, "import substitution," and substantial governmental involvement in the economy. These precluded sustained economic growth by cutting off foreign investment while wasting its own resources by subsidising inefficiency. By the late 1980s, Peru had a rapidly declining GDP and a four-digit inflation rate.
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