What's New

The 2014 Advocacy Workshop will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius in November. 6th and 7th, 2014, hosted by the Competition Commission of Mauritius. Workshop documents for the previous two editions are available here: 2012 Advocacy Workshop and the 2013 Advocacy Workshop.

The Recommended Practices on Competition Assessment were approved at the 2014 Annual Conference in Marrakech. The Recommended Practices are intended to provide guidance to competition agencies on the competition assessment process. The Practices address: (1) General Framework for Competition Assessment; (2) Creating an Enabling Environment for Competition Assessment; (3) Selecting Policies for Competition Assessment; (4) Conducting a Competition Assessment; (5) Evaluating the Likely Impact on Competition; (6) Delivering the Assessment.


The mission of the Advocacy Working Group (AWG) is to undertake projects, to develop practical tools and guidance, and to facilitate experience-sharing among ICN member agencies, in order to improve the effectiveness of ICN members in advocating the dissemination of competition principles and to promote the development of a competition culture within society. Advocacy reinforces the value of competition by educating citizens, businesses and policy-makers. In addition to supporting the efforts of competition agencies in tackling private anti-competitive behaviour, advocacy is an important tool in addressing public restrictions to competition. Competition advocacy in this context refers to those activities conducted by the competition agency, that are related to the promotion of a competitive environment by means of non-enforcement mechanisms, mainly through its relationships with other governmental entities and by increasing public awareness in regard to the benefits of competition.

Contact Information

The Working Group is co-chaired by the Autorité de la Concurrence (France), the Competition Commission of Mauritius, and the Italian Competition Authority.
For more information about the AWG, please contact:

Ms. Sophie-Anne Descoubes                  Ms. Marianne Faessel-Kahn
Advisor for International Affairs                Advisor for International Affairs  
Autorité de la Concurrence (France)       Autorité de la Concurrence (France)

Ms. Kiran Meetarbhan                                 Mr. Rajeev Hasnah
Executive Director                                        Executive Director and Chief Economist/
Competition Com'n of Mauritius               Deputy Executive Director
                                                                        Comp Com'n of Mauritius 

Ms. Alessandra Tonazzi                             
Head of International Affairs Unit           
Italian Competition Authority