ICC's views on international competition policy are formulated by its Commission on Competition, which gathers over 300 experts on competition law, including legal advisors from industrial and commercial enterprises and lawyers in private practice, from 40 countries.
The commission identifies key issues in competition policy facing the
international business community and contributes the business voice to debates
to resolve these.
ICC works closely
with intergovernmental organizations involved in competition policy-making, such
as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Competition Network
(ICN) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC).
Current Priority Issues
- Promote the version of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit for small- and medium-sized enterprises
- Organize the 8th ICC-ICN roundtable at the ICN Annual Conference in Singapore and enhance ICC's participation in ICN key initiatives, thereby further establishing ICC's role as the main business interlocutor of the ICN.
- Develop an advocacy guide to help further promote the ICC recommendations on best practice for the creation and reform of specific merger control regimes, and pursue a dialogue with selected competition authorities and governments.
- Organize a seminar for judges and other stakeholders to exchange views on legal review and best practice in due process.
- Complete ICC recommendations on the improvement of the European Competition Network (ECN) Model Leniency Programme and elaborate recommendations regarding cooperation between antitrust enforcement agencies in the cartel area, in particular with regards to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
- Prepare a discussion paper on the use of arbitration and mediation in antitrust follow-on actions