March 10, 2006, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The CUTS Centre for Competition Investment & Economic Regulation (C-CIER) is organising a training workshop on generic issues related to competition policy and law for Cambodian students from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the 10th of March 2006, within the framework of its project entitled “Advocacy and Capacity Building on Competition Policy and Law in Asia” (7Up2 Project).

The 7Up2 project is a multi-stakeholder initiative, supported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland (SECO), the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO), and the Department for International Development (DFID), UK, aimed at accelerating the process towards a functional competition policy and law for selected countries in Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Bangladesh, Nepal and India) and advancing an enabling environment for the law and policy to be better enforced. This training workshop is one of the various capacity building activities, which have been and are being undertaken in the second phase of the project, aimed at applying and disseminating the first phase’s research findings.

Cambodia is in the process of drafting a national competition law, in order to fulfil its commitments for recent accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Towards an effective competition regime and a healthy competition culture in the future, human resources development will be a focal point, in which the academia and students in interdisciplinary areas such as that of law and economics have a top priority rank. This workshop, which aims to draw the participation of more than 100 such students and professors, is expected to contribute greatly towards building up and enhancing the awareness and knowledge base in Cambodia on competition issues.

For further information please contact:
Ms. Alice Pham at
Tel: +91 9829 285 926
Fax: +91 141 2282 733