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what is competition advocacy ?

Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 Uma asked about 3 years ago

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 Pankaj answered almost 3 years ago

"The Central Government may, in formulating a policy on competition (including review of laws related to competition) or any other matter, and a State Government may, in formulating a policy on competition or on any other matter, as the case may be, make a reference to the Commission for its opinion on possible effect of such policy on competition and on the receipt of such a reference, the Commission shall, within sixty days of making such reference, give its opinion to the Central Government, or the State Government, as the case may be, which may thereafter take further action as it deems fit. Thank & Regards

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 narahari answered almost 3 years ago

A commonly accepted definition of competition advocacy is that it includes all activities of a competition agency that are intended to promote competition apart from those that involve enforcement of the competition law. Such a definition suggests that advocacy and enforcement are mutually exclusive, but they are not. In many ways they are interdependent. Thus, as noted above, effective competition advocacy in the privatization and regulatory reform processes can favorably impact enforcement by creating competitive markets, in which future abuses of dominance and collusion are less likely to occur.

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 CA Sandeep Bohra answered almost 3 years ago

Dear Friend, The mandate of the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) needs to extend beyond merely enforcing the Competition Law. It needs to participate more broadly in the formulation of the country’s economic policies, which may adversely affect competitive market structure, business conduct and economic performance. The CCI, therefore, needs to assume the role of competition advocate, acting proactively to bring about Government policies, that lower barriers to entry, promote de-regulation and trade liberalization and promote competition in the market place. There is a direct relationship between competition advocacy and enforcement of Competition Law. The aim of competition advocacy is to foster conditions that will lead to a more competitive market structure and business behavior without the direct intervention of the Competition Law Authority, namely the CCI. **A successful competition advocacy can be viewed in terms of the following:** 1. CCI must develop relationship with the Ministries and Departments of the Government, regulatory agencies and other bodies that formulate and administer policies affecting demand and supply positions in various markets. Such relationships will facilitate communication and a search for alternatives that are less harmful to competition and consumer welfare; 2. CCI should encourage debate on competition and promote a better and more informed economic decision making; 3. Competition advocacy must be open and transparent to safeguard the integrity and capability of the CCI. When confidentiality is required, CCI should publish news releases explaining why; and 4. Competition advocacy can be enhanced by the CCI establishing good media relations and explaining the role and importance of Competition Policy / Law as an integral part of the Government’s economic framework.”

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 veeru answered about 3 years ago

(1) "The Central Government may, in formulating a policy on competition (including review of laws related to competition) or any other matter, and a State Government may, in formulating a policy on competition or on any other matter, as the case may be, make a reference to the Commission for its opinion on possible effect of such policy on competition and on the receipt of such a reference, the Commission shall, within sixty days of making such reference, give its opinion to the Central Government, or the State Government, as the case may be, which may thereafter take further action as it deems fit.

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 lochan answered about 3 years ago

**COMPETITION ADVOCACY** Hi, When central government frames any policy on competition it first seeks the opinion of CCI i.e competition commission of india. on the possible effects of policy on competition. The commission gives its opinion within 60 days to the central government. The opinion given by the commission is not binding on the central government. Thanks

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Open uri20170510 32134 tcchcu?1494421832 Jitendra Suthar answered about 3 years ago

Hiiii friend.... A commonly accepted definition of **competition advocacy** is that it includes all activities of a competition agency that are intended to promote competition apart from those that involve enforcement of the competition law. Such a definition suggests that advocacy and enforcement are mutually exclusive, but they are not. In many ways they are interdependent. Thus, as noted above, effective competition advocacy in the privatization and regulatory reform processes can favorably impact enforcement by creating competitive markets, in which future abuses of dominance and collusion are less likely to occur. Success in building a competition culture has obvious benefits for enforcement: businesses will more readily comply voluntarily with the competition law; businesses and the public will more willingly co-operate with enforcement actions, by providing evidence and the like; and policy makers will more enthusiastically support the mission of the competition agency, in particular by giving more resources to it. Regards,

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Open uri20170510 32134 1nqu8aj?1494421649 sowmya answered about 3 years ago

Hii Competition Advocacy is one of the main pillars of modern competition law which aims at creating, expanding and strengthening awareness of competition in the market. Section 49 of the Competition Act, 2002 mandates the CCI to undertake advocacy for promoting competition. Section 49: (1) "The Central Government may, in formulating a policy on competition (including review of laws related to competition) or any other matter, and a State Government may, in formulating a policy on competition or on any other matter, as the case may be, make a reference to the Commission for its opinion on possible effect of such policy on competition and on the receipt of such a reference, the Commission shall, within sixty days of making such reference, give its opinion to the Central Government, or the State Government, as the case may be, which may thereafter take further action as it deems fit. (2) The opinion given by the Commission under sub-section (1) shall not be binding upon the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be in formulating such policy. (3) The Commission shall take suitable measures for the promotion of competition advocacy, creating awareness and imparting training about competition issues."

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