CRCAL Presents: Overview of its Second Annual Meeting in Lima, Peru

Oct 08, 2013

CRCAL Presents: Overview of its Second Annual Meeting in Lima, PeruAlain De Remes (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) & Rodrigo Ríos (CRCAL)

The Regional Competition Center for Latin America (CRC AL) held its Second Annual Meeting in Lima Peru on September 5, 2013 back to back with the XI Latin American Competition Forum. With the support from the Organization for Economic Development (OECD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Peruvian Competition Authority (known as INDECOPI), CRC AL presented some of its guidelines and sector studies developed during 2012 and 2013.

Eduardo Pérez Motta, former president of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, Mario Umaña, Leader Specialist in Integration, Commerce and Competition from the IDB, and Hebert Tassano President of INDECOPI gave welcome speeches highlighting that after two years of operation CRC AL has become a mature, institutionalized and well-recognized organization.

Thereafter, Marc Ivaldi, Professor from the Industrial Economic Institute from Toulouse France, presented a preliminary draft of the CRC’s Guideline on Efficiencies Assessment. The guideline posits that, along with possible anticompetitive effects, mergers may as well create certain efficiencies that can reinforce firms’ incentives to compete, thus mitigating or even offsetting the first negative impact. The report also provides guidance to competition agencies on how to evaluate efficiencies in merger investi

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