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JAIF Regional Workshop on Competition Analysis in e-Commerce

20 November 2017
News Indonesia

Jakarta, 16 November 2017 - Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) held a two-day workshop on the theme of “Competition Analysis in e-Commerce” from 15-16 November 2017 in Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop, which took place under the JAPAN-ASEAN Integration Fund Project on Technical Assistance for ASEAN Competition Authorities (JAIF), was held in cooperation with Japan Fair Trade Commission. (JFTC). It was attended by more than 40 participants from 10 (ten) ASEAN member countries and contributed by pertinent experts from Japan and Singapore; Mr. Kazuo Tosa (Konan University), Dr. Naoya Kaneko (NERA Economic Consulting), Dr. Cassey Lee (Yusof Ishak Institute, ISEAS), and Mr Junichi Yanagita (JFTC).

The workshop focused on growth on e-commerce and its impact to competition. Some ASEAN member countries such as Indonesia, Viet Nam and Singapore also shared their experience on e-commerce cases and market studies. The discussion took place on the issues of e-commerce, including trends of evolving e-commerce in ASEAN, the underlying impact of the growth of e-commerce to competition, balancing  regulation and the growth of competition, understanding the type of competition concerns and anti-competitive infringement, assessing relevant market and market power in e-commerce, assessing competition restraint, enforcement strategies in e-commerce cases, as well as challenges in building effective cross-border cooperation in e-commerce.  

The workshop concluded with thoughts from the regional experts on how competition agencies can find ways to build effective cross-border cooperation despite the on-going challenges raised by international cooperation agreements in e-commerce, and its implication to competition enforcement.