The OECD Regional Centre for Competition in Latin America is a joint venture between the Peruvian Competition Authority (INDECOPI) and the OECD. Launched in November 2019, the Centre expands the OECD's work on competition in Latin America through capacity-building and specific training to competition officials from the region. Two other competition centres also serve officials in Asia and Eastern Europe.
The centre based in Peru provides capacity building assistance and policy advice through workshops, seminars and training programmes on competition law and policy for officials in competition enforcement agencies, sector regulators, and other parts of government. It also works to connect different competition agencies and jurisdictions, promoting regional co-operation and enhancing their understanding of the importance of developing a sound competition policy.
The centre helps disseminate the work of the OECD’s Competition Committee’s, the OECD-IDB Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum as well as OECD standards and best practices on competition. Beneficiaries of the centre include Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Andean Community and CARICOM.
View the 2022 annual report for a summary of the centre's activities.
Calendar of events
Every year the centre holds a series of events on a large variety of topics related to competition law and policy. See the list of all events being held by the centre since 2019.
On 20 November 2019, the centre was officially launched in presence of Mr Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy SG, OECD, Mr Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ivo Gagliuffi Piercechi, (Chairman of Indecopi), Frédéric Jenny (Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee) and Antonio Gomes (Acting Deputy Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs). Read the press release
On 27 September 2023, the OECD's Secretary-General Mathias Cormann signed an agreement with Indecopi extending the activities of the Centre for another five years. The ceremony took place at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in presence of Peru's President of the Council of Ministers Alberto Otárola Peñaranda, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Cecilia Gervasi and Indecopi's President Karin Cáceres Durango. Read Indecopi's press release in Spanish.
See the June 2023 edition of the Centre's Newsletter
Also available in Spanish.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr Paulo Burnier da Silveira, our senior competition expert in charge of the centre’s activities.
INSTRUMENTS AND GUIDANCE
OECD Recommendations on competition