Competition Law of Panama: Structure, Enforcement and Recent Reforms
Juan D. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Universidad Javeriana - CEDEC Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-02
Competition policies were established in Panama, for the first time, through the enactment of the Law 29 of 1996 that constitutes their general consumer protection and competition regime. After the enactment of the Law 29 there has been an important regulatory development and issuance of Guidelines that instruct the citizens regarding the compliance of the competition rules.
This document, written in Spanish, presents the structure of the competition regime in Panama and the content of the recent reforms, especially the Decree Law No. 9 of 2006, current since May 2 of 2006. Additionally, the features of the enforcement of the statutes are explained in the context of the performance of the antitrust authorities.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 44
Keywords: ley de defensa de la competencia, practicas monopolisticas absolutas y relativas, poder sustancial de mercado, concentraciones economicas, Panama
JEL Classification: K21
Date posted: October 9, 2007