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Analysis of competition policies in five countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and the post-pandemic recovery period

Series - Project Documents

Published date 2021-03-22
Author René Bustillo
UN symbol LC/TS.2021/32


The intensive use of platforms —and the multi-sided nature thereof— in the wake of the lockdown forced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has widespread repercussions for national policies on privacy, cybersecurity and competition the world over. The pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings in regulatory frameworks governing data protection, cybersecurity and competition policy, as well as the need to face the new challenges posed by the increased digitization of economies.

The aim of this document is to analyse the measures taken by competition authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean in support of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) during the pandemic to facilitate their recovery process. It focuses on the main policy actions implemented in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru to address the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to stimulate economic recovery in a context of increasing digitization.