From August 2015 till November 2016, APCO experts supported the formulation of the ASEAN Competition Action Plan (ACAP) 2016-2025. The ACAP aims at supporting the work of the ASEAN Experts’ Group on Competition (AEGC) beyond 2015 and building an “effective and progressive competition regime with strengthened capacities” in the ASEAN region by 2025. It includes clear targets and timelines for regional initiatives/activities, and is accompanied by an Implementation Schedule, which charts the proposed sequence, tentative timeline, and initial considerations for implementation modalities of several activities envisaged in the Plan from 2016 till 2020. More information on the ACAP could be found at <https://asean.org/storage/2012/05/ACAP-Website-23-December-2016.pdf>.
From June till November 2020, the ACAP will undergo a Mid-Term Review (MTR), which is meant to take stock of the achievements and progresses and draw any lessons learnt so far to enable appropriate adjustments to the original Plan, as well as the development of a new 5-year Implementation Schedule till 2025. APCO experts are privileged to be invited to contribute to this MTR, in collaboration with an ASEAN-German project entitled “Promotion of Competitiveness within the Framework of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration” (COMPETE) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.