6th UN Confe...ProgrammePeer Review of Competition Law and Policy: Armenia

Peer Review of Competition Law and Policy: Armenia

Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 15:00-18:00 hrs

E-Building, Room XVIII (1st floor)


As an economy in transition, Armenia is committed to legal and governance reforms in order to consolidate the development of a market economy based on efficiency, productivity and private enterprise. In this context, the Armenian competition authority (State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition - SCPEC) volunteered for a Peer Review of the Armenian competition law and policy organised by UNCTAD with financial support from the German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

Two eminent competition experts, William Kovacic (Commissioner of the US Federal Trade Commission) and David Lewis (former Chairman of the South African Competition Tribunal) assessed the state of competition law and policy in Armenia as consultants for UNCTAD.

This report will serve as a basis for peer review examination during the Sixth UN Review Conference. The examination panel will include representatives of well-established as well as of younger competition authorities from developing countries and economies in transition. In addition, speakers from the floor will be invited to contribute to the discussions. Thanks to its interactive format, this peer review will also provide the SCPEC with a unique opportunity to draw lessons from experiences of and challenges faced by other competition authorities in the implementation of competition policies.

The findings and policy recommendations of the peer review will be used to design tailor-made technical assistance activities to reinforce the effectiveness of competition law enforcement in Armenia. Development agencies, technical assistance providers, bilateral donors and multi-lateral and international organisations are invited to support the respective technical assistance project.

15:00 - 15:10 Introduction to the Peer Review and its Panel by the Chairperson Mr. Bruno Lasserre (France)
Panellists:
  • Mr. Markus Lange (Germany)
  • Mr. Jozsef Sarai (Hungary)
  • Ms. Anna Maria Tri Anggraini (Indonesia)
  • Mr. Andrey Tsyganov (Russia)
 
  PART I
15:10 - 15:30 Presentation of the Peer Review Report
by William Kovacic (USA) and David Lewis (South Africa), consultants for UNCTAD
 
15:30 - 15:50 Observations by Mr. Nerses Yeritsyan, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, and Mr. Artak Shaboyan, Chairman of the SCPEC
 
15:00 - 17:20 Questions and Answers:
Successive rounds of questions posed by panellists and speakers from the floor and responses given by Armenian delegates.
Speakers from the floor will include delegates from:
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • India
  • Romania
  • [List to be completed]
 
  PART II
17:20 - 17:40 Interactive session between SCPEC and other competition agencies on specific issues identified in the Peer Review Report on which the SCPEC seeks advice from panellists and speakers from the floor.
 
  PART III
17:40 - 18:00 The way forward:
Presentation of capacity building activities to assist the SCPEC in its future work programme (joint UNCTAD-Donors project) followed by discussion and wrap-up of final recommendations by the Chair

Delegates who wish to participate in the Peer Review of Competition Law and Policy: Armenia are invited to inform the Secretariat accordingly by contacting Ulla Schwager (ulla.schwager@unctad.org).

Voluntary peer review of competition policy: Armenia (Overview) (UNCTAD/DITC/CLP/2010/1(Overview))
01/09/10, 44 Pages, 603 Kb
Also available in: French Spanish Arabic Russian Chinese
Voluntary peer review of competition policy: Armenia (UNCTAD/DITC/CLP/2010/1)
01/09/10, 58 Pages, 745 Kb
Also available in: Russian
 

(Written contributions by Member States and presentations by Panellists will be published during the Conference.)

Documents are made available in the language and form in which they were received. The views expressed therein are those of the authors/organizations and do not necessarily reflect the views of the UNCTAD secretariat.

 

Proposed Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Activities, UNCTAD secretariat Proposed Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Activities, Presentation by UNCTAD secretariat
09/11/10, 13 Pages, 158 Kb
Presentation of the Peer Review Report by Mr. William Kovacic  and Mr. David Lewis Presentation by Mr. William Kovacic (United States) and Mr. David Lewis (South Africa), consultants for UNCTAD
09/11/10, 18 Pages, 256 Kb
Presentation by Mr. Artak Shaboyan, Armenia Presentation by Mr. Artak Shaboyan, Chairman of the SCPEC, Armenia
09/11/10, 19 Pages, 60 Kb
Written contribution by Mr. Artak Shaboyan, Armenia Written contribution by Mr. Artak Shaboyan, Chairman of the SCPEC, Armenia
09/11/10, 8 Pages, 54 Kb
Presentation by Mr. James Macbeth Forbes, GTZ, Armenia Presentation by Mr. James Macbeth Forbes, GTZ, Armenia
09/11/10, 8 Pages, 60 Kb
Written contribution by Mr. Sergey Kapinos, OSCE, Armenia Written contribution by Mr. Sergey Kapinos, OSCE, Armenia
09/11/10, 8 Pages, 54 Kb
Questions by Armenian Delegation Questions by Armenian Delegation
09/11/10, 3 Pages, 75 Kb