Antitrust

Greater Cooperation Among Competition Agencies in Latin America

I) INTRODUCTION

The past decade has shown an increasingly greater level of cooperation among
competition agencies in Latin America. This increase in the level of interactivity among Latin
American enforcers has played a key role in the fostering of competition law in the region and
the strong network developed will certainly be a relevant tool for the competition agencies to
overcome the different challenges they face in the enforcement of their laws. Such growing
interconnection should be followed closely by those doing business in the region since there are
already different sectors that have received a similar treatment in various Latin American
countries because of the cooperation among competition enforcers of the region.2
The increase in the levels of cooperation among Latin American competition agencies in
the past decade has been true in at least three levels: i) intense regional fora, ii) within the
framework of trade agreements, and iii) through a growing number of bilateral agreements. The
purpose of this paper is to reflect how these three levels have developed and continue to do so.

The past decade has shown an increasingly greater level of cooperation amongcompetition agencies in Latin America. This increase in the level of interactivity among LatinAmerican enforcers has played a key role in the fostering of competition law in the region andthe strong network developed will certainly be a relevant tool for the competition agencies toovercome the different challenges they face in the enforcement of their laws. Such growinginterconnection should be followed closely by those doing business in the region since there arealready different sectors that have received a similar treatment in various Latin Americancountries because of the cooperation among competition enforcers of the region.


The increase in the levels of cooperation among Latin American competition agencies inthe past decade has been true in at least three levels: i) intense regional fora, ii) within theframework of trade agreements, and iii) through a growing number of bilateral agreements. Thepurpose of this paper is to reflect how these three levels have developed and continue to do so.

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