ASEAN Competition Policy.
Competition policy is part of section under the AEC Blueprint 2025 whic highlights the need for effective competition regimes, with strengthened capacities, a more competition-aware region and putting in place regional arrangements on competition. Strong and enforceable competition laws are expected to support the formation of a more competitive and innovative region by providing a level playing field for all enterprises, especially the micro, small and medium enterprises. To achieve such objectives, the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) is established as the forum for discussing and coordinating competition policies, with the goal of promoting a healthy competitive environment in the ASEAN region. The AEGC comprise of representatives nominated by AMS from the respective competition authorities if these competition authorities have been established; and from the agencies that are most directly involved in and responsible for competition policies in ASEAN Member States where the competition authorities have not yet been established.
The ASEAN Competition Action Plan (ACAP) 2025 details the strategic goals, initiatives and outcomes on competition policy and law in ASEAN over the next 10 years (2016-2025). The ACAP 2025 is based on the strategic measures under the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 and builds upon the initiatives under the AEC Blueprint 2015.