Date 28 and 29 September 2023    Quito, Ecuador      

The Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum brought together high-level competition officials each year to promote dialogue, consensus building and networking among policy makers and enforcers in the region. The 2023 Forum hosted by the Superintendencia de Competencia Económica took place in Quito, Ecuador. 


Summary record


Session 1. Competition and Poverty

Fighting poverty has remained a top priority and a key challenge to many countries including in Latin America and the Caribbean. Poverty eradication appears, for instance, as the first of seventeen objectives of sustainable development established by the United Nations. The region was also particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which gave rise to the worst recession in the region in the last 100 years. 

This session will focus on the role of competition policy for poverty reduction, considering that fighting poverty remains as a top priority to many developing countries including in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will cover the interplay between competition policy and poverty reduction, as well as the role of competition authorities to contribute to reduce poverty from both enforcement and advocacy standpoints.

All related documentation will be available on this page.


Call for contributions 

Background Note by the OECD Secretariat


Costa Rica

Dominican Republic




United States



Eleanor Fox  Bio 
Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation Emerita, New York University School of Law 

Taimoon Stewart Bio 
Honorary Research Fellow, University of West Indies

Catalina Medel Lucas Bio 
Professor, University of Chile 




OECD Competition Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, OECD publication 2022
The Goals of Competition Policy, OECD Global Forum on Competition 2022
Purchasing Power and Buyers' Cartels, OECD Competition Policy Roundtable 2022
Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. OECD publication 2020
Competition Under Fire, OECD Global Forum on Competition 2019
The Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for Competition Policy, OECD Latin American and Competition Forum 2018
Competition and Poverty Reduction – OECD Global Forum on Competition 2013



Competition Law and Policy in Latin America 

OECD Competition Policy Roundtables

OECD Competition

OECD Gender Inclusive Competition Toolkit

‌What has competition got to do with gender? Competition authorities play a crucial role in shaping fair and thriving markets. However, the connection between competition and gender is often overlooked. This Toolkit equips competition authorities with the knowledge and tools necessary to incorporate gender considerations into their work. The Toolkit offers an evidence-based approach, going beyond theory to provide concrete recommendations that can enhance the accuracy of analysis, facilitate cartel investigations and optimise advocacy efforts. Drawing from gender research in related policy areas such as corporate governance, anti-corruption, and behavioural economics, this Toolkit provides a comprehensive framework for integrating gender considerations. By incorporating this Toolkit into their day-to-day operations, competition authorities can contribute even more to the advancement of fair and efficient markets that benefit individuals of all genders.

Access the toolkit



Session 2. Peer review of Dominican Republic

The mechanisms of peer review vary, but it is founded upon the willingness of a country to submit its laws and policies to substantive questioning by other peers. The process provides valuable insights into the country under study, getting to the heart of ways in which each country deals with competition and regulatory issues, from the soundness of its competition laws to the structure and effectiveness of its competition institutions.

Founded on the willingness of a country to submit its laws and practices to substantive review by peers, the Peer Review exercise provides valuable insights to the country under study, mainly by recommending ways to improve its competition policy including the effectiveness of its competition institutions. In 2023, Dominican Republic's competition law and policy will be subject to such a review. The final report, including recommendations to strengthen Dominican Republic's competition framework will be finalised after the discussions during the Forum. 

Previous Peer Reviews in Latin American countries

2007 Follow-up Peer Reviews of
Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Mexico and Peru
Follow-up to the Nine Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy of Latin American Countries - cover‌ 
2012 Follow-up Peer Reviews of
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,
El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico,
Panama and Peru

2020 Peer Review of Mexico 



2021 Peer Review of Competition in Ecuador Cover

2021 Peer Review of Ecuador   


See also:

Peer Review of Peru, 2018

Peer Review of Costa Rica, 2014

Peer Review of Honduras, 2011

Competition Law and Policy in Latin America


Full list of OECD countries reviews of competition policy framework 

Session 3. Competition and Sports

Sports are embedded in national cultures and are a relevant tool in the promotion of social development, such as crime reduction, health improvement and social cohesion. Football is the most popular sport in continental Latin America, while baseball is the prime sport in the Caribbean. Other sports are also popular in the region, such as athletics, basketball, boxing, car racing, cricket, horse racing, tennis, and volleyball. In addition to the social and cultural dimension of sports, its economic importance has increasingly become evident in the last decades.

In this context, the session will explore key competition issues related to the sports industry including competition in the organisation of sports leagues (e.g. existence of a monopoly and potential abusive behaviour by league organisers), sports broadcasting rights, the sale of tickets to sports events, and sports labour markets.

All related documentation will be available on this page. 


Background documentation

Call for contributions

Background Note by the OECD Secretariat


Contributions from participants



Costa Rica


Chile (FNE) 





United States


Ben Van Rompuy Bio  
Professor of Law at Leiden University

Marcela Mattiuzzo Bio  
Professor at INSPER, Partner at VMCA

María Claudia Martinez Bio  
Partner, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran




Suggested bibliography (Full bibliography available in the call for contributions)

The Competitive Effects of Sports Exclusivity, Klein, T., 2023 

Competition law and sports governance: disentangling a complex relationship, World Competition Law and Economics Review, v. 45, n. 3, pp. 323-350. Colomo, P. I., 2022

Competition issues in the sale of audiovisual rights for major sports events, UNCTAD 2018 

Competition Issues in Television and Broadcasting, OECD Best Practice Roundtables, 2013

Competition and Sports, OECD Best Practice Roundtables, 2010

Competition Issues related to Sports, OECD Best Practice Roundtables, 1996     


See also: 

Competition Law and Policy in Latin America 

OECD Competition Policy Roundtables

OECD Competition

Other meetings of the week 

27 September 2023 (morning): National Competition Day of Ecuador

27 September 2023 (afternoon): Ibero-American Forum on Competition 

27 September 2023 (end of the afternoon): Meeting of the Group of Competition Agencies of America (GrACA)


This conference is a paper-smart event organised in line with OECD greening policies.
Only copies of the programme will be available in the meeting room.