The 7th Meeting of the network will take place within the framework of the initiatives that the National Competitiveness Council has been carrying out in matters of Regulatory Improvement, and its active participation in the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement.
Monday, October 1, 2018, Santo Domingo, RD.- The National Competitiveness Council will hold the VII Meeting of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement, during October 3rd and 4th, this is within the framework of Pillar # 1 of the National Competitiveness Agenda "Dominicana Competitiva", which refers to commercial facilitation.
COMPETITIVIDAD has proposed to integrate policies concerning regulatory issues, with the objective of fighting against government bureaucracy. Recently, on July 11, the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sánchez, issued the Decree no. 258-18 of regulatory improvement, which designates the Executive Directorate of the National Competitiveness Council as the entity responsible for developing and presenting a proposal for a National Plan regarding this matter. In consequence, and as part of these transcendental initiatives it was implemented the active incorporation of the Dominican Republic into the Ibero-American and Caribbean Regulatory Improvement Network.
The Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement was conceived as a regional space for the exchange of knowledge and experiences, with the aim of strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks of the member countries, as well as the technical capacities of their respective governments regarding regulatory improvement.
Because of the important initiatives that the government of the Dominican Republic has been executing in matters of regulatory improvement through COMPETITIVIDAD, the members of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement have chosen to designate our country as host of their 7th meeting.
The meeting will have 12 thematic panels, composed by renowned national and international panelists, representing public, private and academic sectors. Among the main topics that will be addressed are: the policy of regulatory improvement in the Dominican Republic; the regulation of the shared economy; the concept of regulation in economics and law; the regulation of innovation in the digital economy; social participation and public consultation; the implementation of new mechanisms of regulatory improvement; regulatory improvement strategies implemented in Latin America; academic programs in regulation and regulatory improvement; the inspections and verifications in the regulatory improvement; the policy of regulatory improvement in the United States of America; and good practices for the strengthening of international regulatory cooperation.
The Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement is integrated by 15 member countries: Argentina, Presidency of the Argentine Nation, Ministry of Modernization, Ministry of Finance, Ibero-American Association of Regulation Studies (ASIER); Brazil, Presidency of the Federal Republic of Brazil and Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX); Chile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism; Colombia, National Department of Planning and the Department of Mining, Oil and Energy Law of the Externado de Colombia University; Costa Rica, Directorate for Regulatory Improvement of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce; Ecuador, National Secretariat of Planning and Development; Spain, Ministry of the Presidency and for Territorial Administrations, Secretariat of State for Public Administrations of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations, and the Office of Quality and Normative Coordination of Spain; El Salvador, Office of the Presidency, Regulatory Improvement Organization, Technical Secretariat and Planning of the Presidency; Guatemala, National Competitiveness Program (PRONACOM); Honduras, Ministry of General Coordination of Government; Mexico, National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER) and the Autonomous University of the State of Nuevo León; Paraguay, the Economic Studies Directorate; Peru, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the German Cooperation (GIZ) in Peru, the Agency for Evaluation and Environmental Enforcement of Peru (OEFA), and the Ministry of Economy and Finance; Dominican Republic, Ministry of the Presidency, Dominican Embassy in Spain, Leslie & Leslie, Attorneys at Law, Finjus, IOMG, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Uruguay, Presidency of the Republic. IDB and OECD as multilateral organizations and permanent members of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement.
In addition to the members of the Network, the event will be attended by representatives of the following countries and organizations: Belgium, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS); United States, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and the Kelly School of Business of the University of Indiana; Panama, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Secretariat of Competitiveness and Logistics, the Municipality of the City of Panama, the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Planning; Portugal, the Deputy State Secretariat for Administrative Modernization and the Legal Center of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; as well as the Organization of American States (OAS), the World Bank and Walmart.
The VII Meeting of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement will be held in the Lincoln Hall at the Real Intercontinental Hotel, starting at 12:00 PM.