The DOJ-Office for Competition (OFC) constituted the Competition and Regulatory Reforms Experts Group (CRREG) today to serve as an advisory body which will assist the OFC and relevant public institutions to advance and initiate pro-competitive and regulatory reforms in OFC’s three key priority sectors: energy, telecommunications, and transportation.
The CRREG shall be composed of individuals who have demonstrable expertise in the field of competition policy and law, regulatory reform, and good governance. Scholars and sectoral experts shall form part of the CRREG together with representatives from the OFC, the latter serving as Coordinator.
“This Experts Group, which is multi-sectoral in nature, will provide technical expertise and strategic advice on how to design and implement competition and policy reforms in key sectors of the Philippine economy,” said Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima. “This pool will add fresh perspectives and innovative insights in promoting the understanding of competition and regulatory policy, particularly those involving public interest,” she added.
“This initiative indicates OFC’s consultative and inclusive approach to competition and regulatory reforms by enabling stakeholders and partners to have a voice in developing pro-competitive and efficient regulatory regime in key sectors,” said Assistant Secretary Geronimo L. Sy, Head of the OFC. He added that the call for nominations for the composition of CRREG is ongoing and interested individuals are advised to contact the OFC for details.
The CRREG will be formally launched during the Third Joint International Forum: Facilitating Pro-Competitive and Regulatory Reforms on 22 September in Manila. It is jointly conducted by the OFC and the Consumer Unity Trust Society (CUTS) International.
Source: DOJ Website | 21 Sept 2015