2019 Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum
24-25 September 2019 San Pedro Sula, Honduras
The 17th meeting of the Latin American Competition Forum took place in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on 24-25 September 2019. It was hosted by the Honduras Competition Authority, the Comisión para la Defensa y Promoción de la Competencia (CDPC).
PROGRAMME AND DOCUMENTS:
Session 1. Fining methodologies for competition law infringements
Across Latin America and the Caribbean, competition law offenders are often subject to fines. These fines can play a critical role in deterring anti-competitive conduct such as collusion and abuse of dominance by making unlawful conduct less profitable. Even when other penalties are present, fines are an important element of the competition authority’s toolkit. The existence of substantial fines can, in the case of cartels, contribute to instability of the cartel conduct by increasing the likelihood of leniency applications. Since 2013, when the LACCF last examined the issue of fining methodologies, much has changed, not only in the region but also internationally, in fining methodologies, guidelines and legislation. This session reviewed current fining methodologies in a variety of jurisdictions, highlighting both similarities and differences in the way fines are calculated and applied.
Session 2. Peer Review of El Salvador's Competition Law and Policy
Peer Review of Peru, 2018
Peer Review of Honduras, 2011
Session 3. Practical approaches to assessing digital platform markets for competition law enforcement
|Final session. Evaluation and future work
Other meetings of the week
23 September 2019 (afternoon): Special session: Peer Review of Mexico's Competition Law and Policy