Caucus for the 5th ACAFTA WGCC¬¬

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 06:53 -- competition

         The Caucus for the fifth meeting of the Working Group on Competition for the ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (ACAFTA) Negotiations (Caucus for the 5th ACAFTA WGC) was virtually held on 19th February 2024.

          Ms. Yvette Yoong, Acting Director of International, Communications and Planning, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), ASEAN Co-Chair for the ACAFTA Working Group on Competition (WGC) delivered her opening speech and the representatives from the Competition Sectors in ASEAN member Statesand the ASEAN Secretariat Office attended the meeting. As representatives from Myanmar, officials from the Department of Trade were present.

         The ASEAN Secretariat highlighted the outcomes of the 4th ACAFTA WGC Meeting which was held on 16 November 2023, as well as Canada’s intersessional inputs to ASEAN’s proposed draft text.

         The Meeting discussed Canada’s inputs to ASEAN’s proposed text for the ACAFTA Competition Chapter and the consolidated draft text for the Articles on Objectives, Effective Competition Regime, and Confidentiality of Information.