The ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) has launched an interactive website in a bid to promote and protect competitive process among member nations in the Southeast Asian region.

The AEGC website were officially announced at the 12th AEGC meeting on November 12 in Cebu, the Philippines, and can be accessed at , according to a press release by t he ASEAN Secretariat.

Apart from being a platform for the AEGC members to interact and share information, the website serves to support advocacy efforts as a whole in disseminating information on the benefits of competition policy and law and competition-related developments in ASEAN to the public, including information on cases and rulings within ASEAN member states.

The development of website and advocacy collaterals is the first of the two-phased project to increase advocacy efforts on competition policy and law in the region, and supported under ASEAN-GIZ Project on Competition Policy and Law. The second phase will involve developing tools for customized advocacy strategies and collecting case studies on advocacy programmes within ASEAN member states.

The Regional Competition Advocacy project is one of the initiatives under the ASEAN Economic Community ( AEC ) Blueprint that is defined in the AEGC medium-term work plan and AEGC key deliverables for 2015.

The ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.-VNA