The resignation of Ignacio De León from Procompetencia (Superintendency for the Promotion and Protection of Free Competition) became effective as of October 11, 2000.
On September 3 a decree was passed that will open up land line telephony services in Argentina to competition on November 9, 2000.
August 30 saw the resignation of Ms Beatriz Boza from her post as the president of the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi).
On August 14, 2000 the Comisión de Defensa de la Competencia issued a decision that has finally clarified who must file the petition for approval of a merger or acquisition in Argentina.
The Provisional Measure which introduces important alterations to Law No. 8,884, of June 11, 1999 (Law 8,884/94 / the Antitrust Law).
On July 20 the Antitrust Commission approved the sale of Aguas Cordillera, the waterworks subsidiary of Enersis, itself a subsidiary of Spain's Endesa, to Emos for US$185 million.
Act No 17.243 approved by the Executive on June 29, 2000 covers a wide range of topics including investment promotions, tax, antitrust, labour, company, administrative, public, criminal, mutual funds.
The international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review reports that Brazil's antitrust authority, the Economic Defence Administration Council (CADE), reconvened on July 5 with a new president, three new counsellors and a new address.
Continuing uncertainty continues to surround the appointment of the next president of the Brazil's principal antitrust authority, CADE, reports the international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review.
'Rating the Regulators' survey conducted by Global Competition Review finds pattern of dissatisfaction with the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia across the six key areas surveyed.