Advocacy

Mission

The mission of the Advocacy Working Group (AWG) is to undertake projects, develop practical tools and guidance, and facilitate experience-sharing among ICN member agencies, in order to improve the effectiveness of ICN members in advocating the dissemination of competition principles and to promote the development of a competition culture. Advocacy reinforces the value of competition by educating citizens, businesses and policy-makers. In addition to supporting the efforts of competition agencies in tackling private anti-competitive behaviour, advocacy is an important tool in addressing public restrictions to competition. Competition advocacy in this context refers to those activities conducted by the competition agency, that are related to the promotion of a competitive environment by means of non-enforcement mechanisms, mainly through its relationships with other governmental entities and by increasing public awareness in regard to the benefits of competition.


Contact Information

The Working Group is co-chaired by the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), the Swedish Competition Authority and the Competition Commission of Singapore.

For more information about the AWG, please contact:

Ms. Karin Lunning
Director, Department for Communications and International Affairs
Swedish Competition Authority

Mr. Graeme Jarvie
Manager for International Affairs
Swedish Competition Authority

Ms. Yvette Yoong
Deputy Director, International and Strategic Planning Division
Competition Commission of Singapore

Mr. Raymond Ng
Senior Assistant Director, International and Strategic Planning Division
Competition Commission of Singapore

Ms. Carolina Garayzar

Deputy Director General of International Affairs

Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE)

Related Content

 

2017-2020 Work Plan

 


Highlighted Work Product

 

Recommended Practices on Competition Assessment

 

Recommended Practices on Competition Assessment (Arabic version)

 

Recommended Practices on Competition Assessment (French version)

 

Recommended Practices on Competition Assessment (Spanish version)

 

Explaining the Benefits of Competition to Business (2017)

 

Explaining the Benefits of Competition to Government (2017)

 

Explaining the Benefits of Competition to the Public (2017)

 

Advocacy Strategy: Planning Advocacy Initiatives (2017)

 

Framework of Competition Assessment Regimes

 

Competition Culture Project Report

 

Advocacy Toolkit Part 1: Advocacy process and tools

 

Advocacy Toolkit Part 2: Effective Communication

 

2002 “Advocacy and Competition Policy” Report

 

2009 Report on “Assessment of ICN Members’ Requirements and Recommendations on Further ICN Work on Competition Advocacy

 

Market Studies Work


2017 Guiding Principles for Market Studies

 

2016 Market Studies Good Practice Handbook

 

2009 Market Studies Report

 

2010 Manual de Buenas Prácticas para la elaboración de Estudios de Mercado, Versión preliminar (Draft Market Studies Handbook, Spanish version)

 

2011 Report: Draft Market Studies Good Practice Handbook and Market Studies Information Store Road-Testing

 


 

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Market Studies Information Store


Teleseminars

 

Summary Report of 2009-2010 Advocacy Teleseminars

 

Slide Deck from March 2011 teleseminar on Competition Advocacy with Lawmakers

 

Explaining the Benefits of Competition to the Media - flyer

 

Click here for materials from past Advocacy Teleseminars

 


 

Competition Advocacy Postings