Saturday, March 10, 2012

Consultative workshop to review the draft competition law and the revised consumer protection law for the Lao Government

15–16 March 2012

Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

This workshop reviews and discusses the draft competition law and the revised consumer protection law in Lao with various stakeholders.

Background

Towards the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, ASEAN Leaders has agreed to the ASEAN Economic Community Blue Print in 2007, in which they have committed to endeavour to introduce competition policy in all member states by 2015. In its efforts to meet this obligation, the Lao Government is working on the introduction of competition law and the revision of its consumer protection law.

Purpose of the event

The workshop is to assist the Lao Government in the finalization of the competition law and the revision of its consumer protection law. The event reviews the two draft laws with various stakeholders from governmental bodies, including ministries, the Public Prosecutors, the Court, the National Assembly and the Chamber of Commerce. It aims to develop awareness and consensus among the stakeholders on the draft laws and seeks consultative assessment of the draft laws for further elaboration. During this workshop, relevant experiences of other jurisdictions in the East Asia region will be discussed.

Expected outcome / Deliverables

The workshop facilitates consultations with various stakeholders on the draft laws and is expected to provide helpful insights and inputs to the finalization of the two draft laws, thereby contributing to an inclusive process in the adoption of these laws.

 

Hassan Qaqaya Phone: +41229175494 Fax: +41229170044 Email:hassan.qaqaya@unctad.org 
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Sangmin Song Phone: +41229175708 Fax: +41229170044 Email: sangmin.song@unctad.org


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