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General Competition Resources

This page has been designed to provide some background information competition policy and law in general.  

For a primer on competition policy as applied to telecommunications, please click here

This list of resources is not exhaustive.  If you would like additional related resources to be reflected, please contact Eric Lie at .

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An introduction to EU Competition Policy can be found on the European Union website.

The website of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States hosts a useful guide to understanding US antitrust law.  

The Competition Commission of South Africa has made available a comprehensive introduction to the South African Competition Act


Regulatory Resources

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a site on competition law and policy with links to the various activities they undertake.

The European Commission (DG Competition) has a similar resource site on competition which contains the full texts of legislation, decisions, reports and press releases.  It also provides a good list of links to other worldwide competition sites.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) has compiled a database of competition policy and law of its member economies.


Selected Material

The Essential Facilities Doctrine under United States Antitrust Law, Robert Pitofsky

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Merger Guidelines, June 1999

International Competition Policy in the New Economy, Lars-Hendrik Roller and Christian Wey, April 2001


Related Material

The EU website has a comprehensive glossary of terms used in EU competition policy.



ITU Workshop on Competition Policy in Telecommunications (Geneva, November 2002)   



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