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Symposium co-organized by the CPRC and Tokyo American Center

The symposium co-hosted by CompetitionPolicy Center and Tokyo American Center was held on September 10th and successfullycompleted with lots of participants. Thank you for your cooperation.

Outline of the symposium

DATE September 10th (Fri.) 2004 14:00 - 17:30
PLACE Tokyo American Center's Hall (in Minato-ku, Tokyo)
LANGUAGE English⇔Japanese(Simultaneous interpretation)

[Purpose of the symposium]

The role of competition policy has become more and more important internationally as globalization of competition develops. Under the circumstances, criminal penalty in the U.S. has been raised substantially by enforcement of Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act. So,we are going to have the keynote speech on tasks of competition policy and policy from now on from the perspective of the U.S. by a top-official of US competition policy authorities. Moreover,we would like to discuss what kind of design of competition policy will be needed in the future under the development of global competition and seek the standpoint of competition policy from now on.

Program

PART I
Keynote Speech
"Promoting Economic Prosperity through Competition Policy (A view from the United States)"
R. Hewitt Pate Director, Antitrust Division, U.S. Justice Department
 Manuscript (in English)(PDF:40KB)  
Alden F. Abbott  Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission (in charge of policy and review)
Manuscript (in English) (PDF:50KB)
PART II
Panel Discussion
"Globalization of Competition and New Design of Competition Policy"
The record of the presentation, panel discussion, and questions and answers is here:(PDF:180KB)

※The part of "Keynote Speech" is taken from the speech draft, so there may be some difference from the actual words in the symposium.



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