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Competition Laws in Latin America and Caribbean: History, Enforcement and Amendments

Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-05

27 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2007  

Juan D. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

The objective of the document, written in Spanish, is to present the current competition laws in Latin America and Caribbean. Recent reforms and bills that are discussed by several Congresses of the region are also referenced. The legal background of competition laws in Latin America and Caribbean is divided in three periods of time, taking into account their issuance and effective enforcement. Due to a detailed reference to the web pages of the competition authorities, this document constitutes a guide for a first hand approach to competition law in seventeen countries of Latin America and Caribbean; likewise, the references to the legislative's web pages permit the monitoring of the amendments or the new bills that are discussed in the each national congress.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, competition laws, unfair competition laws, competition authorities

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Juan D., Competition Laws in Latin America and Caribbean: History, Enforcement and Amendments (October 2007). Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1023811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1023811

Juan David Gutiérrez-Rodríguez (Contact Author)

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University ( email )

10 Merton St
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4JJ
United Kingdom

Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ( email )

Carrera 7 No. 40-62
Bogotá
Colombia

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