Knowledge Sharing: Understanding Competition, Industry Development and Market Economy in the Context of ASEAN Integration, Maasin, Southern Leyte (17 November 2017)

Mr. Michael Nunez of the Department of Trade and Industry, alumnus of the KOICA Training on Competition Law and Market Economy Growth initiated the knowledge sharing to explain the concept of market economy and the relationship between competition and industry development.

The knowledge sharing session was a multi-sectoral discussion on this topic. Mr. Nunez discussed about the Philippine Economy and ASEAN Economic Community and how competition policy fits in.  One speaker from the Trade and Industrial Policy Bureau of DTI talked about Competition Policy in the Context of the ASEAN Economic Community.

A representative from Philippine Competition Commission discussed the salient features of the Philippine Competition Law. Further. Another speaker from DTI discussed Consumer Protection.  More than 100 participants from the local government unit, local businessmen, DTI staff attended the forum. Mr. Nunez plans to do a series of this forum in various parts of the country in 2018.