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Thursday, February 21, 2008

OECD Seventh Global Forum on Competition

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Today the OECD kicks off its Seventh Global Forum on Competition.  Topics for discussion are as follows:

Opening Session - Opening Remarks by Angel GURRIA, OECD Secretary-General

Session I  - Peer Review of Ukraine 
                    [Open only to country representatives and intergovernmental
                     organisations]

                    Note by the Secretariat

Session II - The Challenges of Transition for Competition Law and Policy in
                    China
   
                    [Open only to country representatives and intergovernmental
                     organisations]

                    Note by the Secretariat

                    Presentation by SAIC / MOFCOM, China

Session III - The Role of Consumers in Promoting Pro-Competitive Reforms

                      Note by the Secretariat

                      Note / Presentation by Mr. Samuel Ochieng, Consumers International

                      Mr. Amr Fahim, Consumer Protection Agency, Egypt

                      Note / Presentation by Mr. Pradeep S. Mehta, CUTS International

Opening remarks by Meglena Kuneva, EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection

Session IV - The Interface Between Competition and Consumer Policies

                     Call for Country Contributions

                     Background Note / Note du Secrétariat

Argentina

Australia

Canada

Chile

Chinese Taipei

Costa Rica

EC

El Salvador / Salvador

France / France

Hungary

India

Japan

Jordan

Korea

Malta

Papua New Guinea

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Singapore

Slovak Republic

Switzerland / Suisse

Tunisie

United Kingdom

United States

BIAC

Session V - The Economics of Competition and Consumer Policies

                   Mr. Colin F. Camerer, California Institute of Technology

                    Note / Presentation by Ms. Louise Sylvan, Australian Competition and
                    Consumer Commission

                    Note / Presentation by Ms. Deunden Nikomborirak, Thailand
                    Development Research Institute

                    Introductory Note

                    For Information: Mr. Ian McAuley (Note for the Committee on Consumer
                    Policy)

Session VI - High Switching Costs: A Barrier To Competition and a Detriment to
                     Consumers

                     Note / Presentation by Ms. Jill Johnstone, UK National Consumer Council

                     Mr. Mark Williams, NERA Economic Consulting

Session VII - Breakout Sessions: Sectoral Case Studies

                       Hypothetical Cases             

Final Session

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