JAIF Training Course on Strategic Planning and Management of Enforcement Activities.

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Tokyo, Japan, March 7th, 2019 – Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) in cooperation with Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) held a four days training course on strategic planning and management of enforcement activities, from 4 – 7 March 2019. This training course was supported by Japan ASEAN Integration Fund Phase II (JAIF 2.0) and aimed to enhanced the capacity of competition authorities in ASEAN and to improve the understanding on strategic planning and management of enforcement activities. There were 22 (twenty two) participants who are the Commissioner and Senior Officials from competition authorities in ASEAN Member States (AMSs) such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.

This training were focusing on some subjects, such as an overview on strategic planning and management on investigation, strategic planning and management on initiative case, leniency applications and follow up, how to effectively manage international cooperation in joint investigation and gathering of evidence, investigation planning and management on; how to build investigation plan, planning an effective dawn raid, interview techniques, human resource and time management, risk management and contingency plan, comparison of method of evidence gathering, how to prepare decision and appeal procedure and setting up effective infrastructures (physical and non physical) for investigation.

The presentations were brought by prominent speakers from Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC), KPPU, CCCS, PCC, MyCC and UNCTAD. Mr. Sadaaki Suwazono, the Deputy Secretary General for International Affairs of JFTC, stated in his opening remarks that this training course was designed to help AMSs in tackling challenges that faced by competition authorities, especially in strategic planning and decision making for enforcement activities. Mr. Suwazono hoped that in this training, AMSs will have much to discuss based on the experiences that they shared with each other.