Springer-Logo1The Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia has designated a representative this year as well, to attend a two-week seminar on effective implementation of competition policy, traditionally organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA and the Japan Fair Trade Commission – JFTC.

Senior Advisor at the CPC Economic Analyses Division, Aleksandra Ravić, was one of other eight representatives of competition authorities from around the world who were selected from among numerous candidates to attend this prestigious international seminar. This seminar provided participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with competition policy implementation practices in Japan, presented with an overall aim of achieving insights into increasingly effective implementation of competition law, strengthening institutional capacities and raising the level of awareness on the role and importance of competition policy in the participants’ countries.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Commission has participated in this competition policy professional training program.

The CPC’s participation at the Tokyo seminar marks the continuation of successful cooperation established between the Serbian Commission and the Japan Fair Trade Commission, which was also reinforced by this year’s successfully organized two-day seminar in Belgrade, where Professor Arisa Wakabayashi from Komazawa University, Tokyo, spoke on the current and future challenges of Japan in fighting cartels and bid rigging practices, as well as Hideyuki Shimozu, Senior Planning Officer from the International Affairs Division of JFTC, who spoke on the legislative framework and competition policy enforcement practices of Japan.