Competition Law in Malaysia

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Anand Raj, Cynthia Lian, Wen-Ly Chin, Aug 24, 2015 The Malaysian Competition Act 2010  was enacted in 2010 and came into force on January 1, 2012. The CA applies to all commercial activity within Malaysia as well as commercial activity outside Malaysia that […]

ASEAN Competition Law: The Philippines

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Geronimo Sy, Aug 24, 2015 To understand the Philippine competition policy regime, it is best to appreciate the uniqueness of its historical, cultural, and socio-political development. The Philippines is a fascinating mix of cultures that has survived through Spanish, American, and Japanese occupations. […]

Competition Law in Thailand

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sakda Thanitcul, Aug 17, 2015 Thailand was the first ASEAN nation to enact a trade competition law on the initiative of the Ministry of Commerce in 1991, during Anant Panyarachoon’s government. This law was not forced on Thailand by the International Monetary Fund […]

Understanding the Competition Law and Policy of Indonesia

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Deswin Nur, Aug 17, 2015 The urgency of having a national competition law in Indonesia was first addressed in the 1980s, responding to major economic reforms. At that stage, Indonesia opened herself to globalization and started to promote foreign investment. It was then […]

Overview of Competition Law in Myanmar

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Minn Naing Oo, Daren Shiau, Aug 17, 2015 The introduction of the Competition Law No. 9/2015 follows Myanmar’s accession to the ASEAN chair in 2014, for the first time since it became an ASEAN member state in 1997. ASEAN member states had, in […]

The Ongoing Development of Competition Law in Cambodia

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Fruitman, Aug 17, 2015 When asked to contribute to this publication, while honored, I was quite nervous about having been given responsibility to describe developments in one of ASEAN’s last competition law holdouts. While the Royal Government of Cambodia has committed on […]

Introduction to CPI Special Issue on ASEAN Competition Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle R. Ian McEwin, Aug 17, 2015 Southeast Asia is a region of considerable ethnic differences, levels of economic development, regime types (although all are authoritarian), state administrative capacity, and general institutional development. Despite these considerable differences, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) […]

Procedure Transparency in the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Diana Tsai, Jul 15, 2015 In the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, we trust that greater transparency will contribute to accomplishing our mission to maintain trading order and ensure free and fair competition. The implementation of procedure transparency helps companies comply with the competition […]

Regulatory Capture: Private Interests Deriving Public Policy—The International Clearing House Case in Pakistan

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joseph Wilson, Apr 14, 2015 Where private interests derive public policy, the role of a Competition Agency becomes even more challenging. One case in point, described below, is the establishment of International Clearing House by 14 international long distance telecom operators in Pakistan. […]

Trade Associations in Asia: A Predictable Focus of the Authorities

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mark Jephcott, Tom Kemp, Nov 11, 2014 Trade and industry associations may be formed by businesses for legitimate reasons that enhance competition: Small businesses may find increased bargaining power when negotiating as part of a trade association, and an association may develop and enforce […]