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The 10th East Asia Top Level Officials' Meeting on Competition Policy and the Asian Enforcers Roundtable of the IBA Annual Conference

October 17, 2014
Japan Fair Trade Commission

 The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) will co-host the 10th East Asia Top Level Officials’ Meeting on Competition Policy (EATOP) along with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). And also the JTFC will co-host the working session “Asian Enforcers Roundtable” (hereinafter ”Roundtable”) during the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference along with the ADBI and the IBA. Both events will be held in Tokyo.
 The EATOP has taken place aiming at strengthening the cooperative relationship among competition agencies and competition related authorities through candid exchange of views and information with attendance of the top-level officials from those agencies and authorities.
 Roundtable is the joint project with the EATOP and the IBA Antitrust Committee. Roundtable will take place aiming at discussing development of the competition law and policy in the East Asia region by panelists from the member authorities of the EATOP.
 20 authorities in the region in total will participate in the EATOP and Roundtable.

1. Date:

(1) Roundtable
Monday, October 20th, 2014

(2) The 10th EATOP
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

2. Location:

Tokyo

3. Participants:

(1) Roundtable
Officials including high-rankings of competition agencies and competition related authorities in the East Asia
Members of the IBA Antitrust Committee

(2) The 10th EATOP
Officials including high-rankings of competition agencies and competition related authorities in the East Asia

4. Agenda:

(1) Roundtable
(a) Promotion of International Enforcement Cooperation
(b) Coordination with other related ministries for effective competition enforcement
(c) Way forward to the introduction of comprehensive competition law

(2) The 10th East Asia Top Level Officials’ Meeting on Competition Policy
(a) Developments of Competition Law and Policy in East Asia during the last decade
(b) Future challenges and direction for effective competition law and policy in East
Asia region
(c) Effective Technical Assistance

EATOP in the past

Time Location Meeting
May 2005 Indonesia (Bogor) 1st Meeting
June 2006 Thailand (Bangkok) 2nd Meeting
May 2007 Vietnam (Hanoi) 3rd Meeting
April 2008 Japan (Kyoto) 4th Meeting
June 2009 Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) 5th Meeting
September 2010 Korea (Seoul) 6th Meeting
September 2011 Singapore (Singapore) 7th Meeting
May 2012 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 8th Meeting
August 2013 Philippines(Manila) 9th Meeting

*Every announcement is tentative translation. Please refer to the original text written in Japanese.



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