The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2012

Colombia: Overview

With the enactment in 2009 of Law 1340, Colombia’s antitrust regime has been reinvigorated. The country was one of the first in Latin America to introduce a competition regime when, in 1959, Law 155 was approved by Congress under the auspices of the national government. However, it took a long time before the provisions of Law 155 were truly enforced and the existence of several agencies with concurrent antitrust enforcement powers proved problematic.

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