Panel Discussion on Trade & Competition Policy

12th November 2001, Doha, Qatar

CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS-CITEE) and Consumers International has organised a panel discussion on “Trade and Competition Policy” at Doha, Qatar on November 12, 2001. The purpose of the discussion was, to discuss and debate the interaction between trade and competition policy including the desirability of a separate agreement or arrangement on competition within the multilateral trading system under the WTO, to tackle the growing cross-border competition abuses in the era of globalisation.

The discussion was aimed to be interactive and exploratory to maximise learning and sharing of experiences among the participants. It was an attempt to deepen the understanding on competition issues and building capacity among the stakeholders especially from the developing countries. The discussion was participated by Trade ministers, government officials, representatives of intergovernmental organisations, academics, business, civil society, media, development support agencies and others.

Date & Time: Monday November 12, 2001; 1100 Hrs to 1330 Hrs

Venue: Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Doha.

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