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WTO - competition

  • Date: 23/04/2001, 10:00 hrs-17:00 hrs (Registration closed)
  • Location: CCAB(Borschette), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 18/04/2001 12:00

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  • Date: 23/04/2001, 10:00 hrs-17:00 hrs (registration closed)
  • Location: CCAB(Borschette), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 18/04/2001 12:00

Report of the second meeting of the issue group on ┬┐WTO - competition" The second meeting of the issue group on competition took place on April 23, 2001. Officials from DG TRADE and DG COMP presented the main topics of the agenda - international cooperation and capacity building - to the 11 representatives from NGOs who were present. Prior to the actual presentation of the agenda items, the Chair (Ignacio Garcia Bercero, DG TRADE) expressed his regret as to the limited participation of NGOs in the first and second meeting of the group. This fact would be communicated to the Contact Group and one option could be to discontinue the group after the June meeting. DG COMP made a presentation on the existing modes of international cooperation between domestic competition authorities and the need also for developing countries to take part in such cooperation. One principal instrument of cooperation is positive comity, which is the request of one party to the other party to take certain enforcement action. Negative or traditional comity provides that the enforcing jurisdiction's authority will take duly into account the views and interests of the third party. Confidential information is only exchanged if there is a waiver given by the party who has submitted the information. However, effective cooperation

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