The Guidelines on Developing Core Competencies in Competition Policy and Law for ASEAN (the RCC guidelines) were officially launched at the 11th Meeting of the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) in Manila, the Philippines recently.

The RCC Guidelines focus on three key competency areas, including institutional building, enforcement and advocacy.

This was one of the initiatives in support of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) building under the AEGC medium-term work plan 2011-2012. The development of the RCC Guidelines is led by the AEGC’s Working Group on Developing RCC (WG-RCC) with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat and the German International Cooperation (GIZ).

The Guidelines, based on ASEAN member states’ experience and internationally-recommended practices, are for use by staff of competition-related agencies in these states in developing and strengthening their required core competencies.-VNA