The Competition Bureau's month in review

August 2017
(Vol. 9, No. 8)

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Competition Bureau promotes due process in global competition enforcement

The Competition Bureau shared its experiences and best practices at the International Competition Network's (ICN) capacity building workshop on due process in Singapore on August 18, 2017.

The workshop brought together officials from competition authorities around the world to promote and facilitate due process in global competition law enforcement. Due process provides predictability and transparency for the international business community and promotes stable and efficient global markets.

The Bureau's Senior Deputy Commissioner Jeanne Pratt facilitated a how-to session on integrating due process into agency decision-making, and moderated a panel that highlighted advice from both senior competition law officials and non-governmental advisors.

The Competition Bureau takes a leadership role in the ICN, including as a member of the ICN Steering Group, as co-chair of the ICN's Agency Effectiveness Working Group, and as the ICN Secretariat. As part of its ongoing capacity building program, the Bureau shares its experiences with its counterparts in other jurisdictions in order to develop and promote the convergence of competition laws and policies. These efforts help the Bureau build strong international relationships and improve its ability to enforce the law in an increasingly global marketplace. Canadian businesses operating internationally also benefit because they are able to compete on a level playing field with businesses in other jurisdictions.

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