The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit, a practical tool for both small & medium-sized enterprises and large companies.
The toolkit is a practical response to suggestions by the Office of Fair Trading of the United Kingdom, the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and other antitrust agencies. Designed for companies of all sizes wishing to build or reinforce a robust antitrust compliance programme, it seeks to complement materials produced by antitrust agencies and other sources of guidance, by focusing on practical steps companies can take internally to embed a successful compliance culture.
The toolkit is arranged into 11 chapters covering the following topics:
- Compliance embedded as company culture and policy
- Compliance organization and resources
- Risk identification and assessment
- Antitrust compliance know-how
- Antitrust concerns-handling systems
- Handling of internal investigations
- Disciplinary actions
- Antitrust due diligence
- Antitrust compliance certification
- Compliance incentives
- Monitoring and continuous improvement
The toolkit does not delve into the complexity of the laws in each jurisdiction, but sets out a pragmatic approach to antitrust compliance – with practical tips and issues to consider – that companies can use globally in any country, whether a jurisdiction has sophisticated or less sophisticated antitrust laws. In doing so, ICC seeks to contribute to the establishment of consistently high global standards for antitrust compliance that assist companies and, as a consequence, stimulate trade and investment.
The softcopy of the toolkit is available for download
at the ICC Malaysia website www.iccmalaysia.org.my
. For more information, please contact Ms Lily Hee or Ms Angelina Lim at email: firstname.lastname@example.org