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Holding Training Workshop for ASEAN Experts Group on Competition(AEGC)

November 28/2008
Japan Fair Trade Commission

The Japan Fair Trade Commission will, together with the ASEAN Secretariat and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), hold a training workshop for the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC)from December 2 to December 4 in Tokyo
with the theme “Establishing an effective competition authority.”
The ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) was established at the ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting in October 2007. Its purpose is to contribute to the development of competition policies in the ASEAN area and the realization of an
economic area with competitive competence. The group gives programs corresponding to the needs of each competition-related authority in member countries in the form of training workshops.
From competition-related authorities in ASEAN countries, 23 staffs will participate in the workshop. Lecturers will be dispatched from competition authorities in Japan, the U.S., Korea and China as well as from OECD.

1. Date: From Tuesday, December 2 to Thursday, December 4, 2008
2. Place: JFTC Large Meeting Room (11th floor)
3. Participating authorities: See the attached table
4. Organizer: ASEAN Secretariat, Asian Development Bank Institute and JFTC
5. Theme: Establishing an effective competition authority

Attached Table
List of Planned Participant Authorities
(Country names are in Japanese syllabary order)

Country Competition-related Authority
Indonesia Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition
Cambodia Ministry of Commerce
Singapore Competition Commission
Thailand Department of Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce (Office of the Trade Competition Commission)
Philippines Tariff Commission
Brunei Department of Economic Planning and Development
Vietnam Competition Management Agency, Ministry of Trade
Malaysia Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Myanmar Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
Laos Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Planning and Investment

* The plan is to dispatch lecturers from competition authorities of Japan, the U.S., Korea and China as well as from OECD.

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

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