The Emergence of Competition Law in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and the Need for Common Competition Law and Policy

Abdullah Alkandari
Teaching Assistant – KILAW


This paper addresses an important question: Do GCC countries need a uniform competition policy and law that regulate competition in the region, similar to that of the European Union? The paper provides an analysis of competition law and policy adoption, the reasons for policy adoption, and the competition authority in each GCC country. Finally, the need for adopting regional competition law and policy to regulate competition among GCC countries is examined in comparative with the European Union Example.

Key words: Gulf Corporation Countries, Common Competition Law, Anti-trust, European Union, Competition Law.

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