Jul 22, 2013
Following the success of its first seminar in spring of this year, the Regional Competition Center for Latin America (CRCAL for its acronym in Spanish) held its second seminar on competition for Latin American Judges at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. On this occasion, 25 judges from 11 countries participated in the event. It is worth noting that this seminar was attended by 6 Supreme Court Judges (1 from Mexico, 2 from Chile, 1 from El Salvador, 1 from the Dominican Republic and 1 from Peru) who honored the CRCAL with its presence and shared their views on antitrust cases. As a remarkable milestone of this event, during the last day of the seminar a commitment to form the Iberoamerican Judges Association for Antitrust Matters was signed by all the attendees of the event.
Key figures from competition agencies and heads of international organizations dealing with antitrust matters recognized the relevance of conveying the benefits of competition to the Judiciary and the importance of building a bridge between competition agencies and judges. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the US Federal Trade Commission; Eduardo Pérez Motta, President of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission and the CRCAL; Mario Umaña Senior Integration and Trade Sector Specialist of the Interamerican Development Bank