KPPU-CTFTC Regional Seminar on E-Commerce and Competition.

Monday, October 8, 2018

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Bali, 28 September 2018 – In the emerging digital economy, governments, including competition authorities, must address the challenges of protecting and empowering businesses and consumers in a complex and rapidly developing online environment, while enabling growth in the business environment.

It is, of course, not an easy task. With the raise of online sales or e-commerce, competition authorities faced obstacles in defining the relevant market and analyzing the effect of conduct or transaction.

To discuss competition issues arise from this sector, KPPU co-hosted a regional seminar with Chinese Taipei Fair Trade Commission (CTFTC). This regional seminar was focused on the topic of “E-Commerce and Competition” and held in Bali, Indonesia, from 26 – 27 September 2018. This seminar was attended by 38 participants from competition agencies in east asia region.

During the seminar, there are several competition issues on e-commerce which were discussed; (i) market definition, (ii) abuse of dominance, (iii) non-price restraints and, (iv) price restraints. The seminar was opened by KPPU’s Chairman, Dr. Kurnia Toha, with keynotes on digital economy in Chinese Taipei and Indonesia brought by CTFTC’s Vice Chairman, Dr. Shaw-Jin PERNG and KPPU’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Ukay Karyadi.

Appeared as Speakers at this seminar are competition experts from Competition Bureau of Canada, Japan Fair Trade Commission, OECD, Australian National University, and other competition agencies in the region.