Emerging Enforcers 2014

Panama: Authority for the Protection of the Consumer and Defence of Competition (ACODECO)

10 March 2014

Acodeco was created in 1997, and has both consumer protection and antitrust powers. The authority is looking at potential antitrust violations in the airline ticket, newspaper, and property management sectors. Acodeco has proposed reforms to allow it to impose fines independently of the courts.