The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) joined other competition authorities from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states in promoting cross-border enforcement in Southeast Asia last Jan. 11-13 in Tokyo, Japan.

PCC Competition Enforcement Director Atty. Orlando Polinar and Mergers and Acquisitions Director Atty. Krystal Uy-Sia represented the Philippines in the said training hosted by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), in cooperation with the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition of Indonesia (KPPU).

The participating countries account for almost half of the world’s population, almost 30 per cent of global GDP, and over a quarter of world exports.