Competition Policy in East Asia clarifies the key issues and provides a framework for understanding competition policy, looking in-depth at a number of regulated sectors for additional perspectives.
Until two or three decades ago, competition and consumer protection policies were the preserve of the major developed economies like the United States, the United Kingdom and some European countries. Now competition issues are at the top of the international agenda as globalization spreads and as the operations of the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and other organizations have brought about a realization that regulatory reform - and in many economies the creation for the first time of regulatory instruments for competition and consumer protection - is an imperative.
List of Tables List of Figures List of Contributors Preface Abbreviations 1. Overview: Understanding Competition Policy 2. The State of Competition Policy and Law in East Asia and the Pacific 3. Implementing an Effective Competition Policy: Skills and Synergies 4. Competition Policy, Economic Development and the Multilateral Trading System: An Overview of the Linkages and Current Proposals for an Agreement in the WTO 5. The State of Competition and Performance of Electricity Markets: A Review 6. The Telecommunications Industry 7. The Airline Industry 8. The Shipping Industry 9. The Insurance Industry 10. Interaction between Contract and Competition Law 11. Implications for APEC and Regional Capacity Building Index