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UNCTAD praises Morocco’s efforts to dedicate the valuable role of the Competition Council

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Isabelle Durant, Wednesday hailed in Rabat the efforts made by Morocco to make the Competition Council a constitutional institution with a role “valuable” to guarantee the fight against all forms of illegal business agreements.

Speaking at an international conference on competition policy and law: national experiences and international partnership, Ms. Durant also expressed confidence that Morocco will contribute to the international debate on new complexities imposed by digital economy, including its impact on competition law and policies.

UNCTAD will continue to support trade, discussions to defend an economy in which there is luck for all businesses and where the consumer remains protected, she said.

For his part, the President of the Competition Council, Driss Guerraoui, stressed the need to put state competition policies and laws at the service of the achievement of social justice and economic democracy.

On the sidelines of this conference, partnership agreements were signed between the Competition Council and the Portuguese Competition Authority, on the one hand, and the National Commission for the Control of the Protection of Personal Data, on the other hand.

This international conference aims to highlight the progress made and the challenges faced by the national competition authorities. It provides a platform to learn from the national experiences discussed, with a view to sharing good practice in this strategic area.

For two days, eminent national and international experts will debate different themes, including the digital revolution and its impact on competition law and policies, or the global governance of competition.

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