On March 26th DAB Legislative Councilor Holden Chow stated in the Panel on Economic Development that the government must ensure that the Competition Commission has both sufficient financial resources and personnel to do its job. This proposal was approved for implementation on the same day.
Holden Chow’s statement was as follows: This panel asks the government to ensure that the Competition Commission has enough finances to function while continuing to train its staff to ensure there are enough experienced personnel on hand to follow up on the relevant case investigations and enforcement procedures.
Holden Chow feels that investigating anti-competition cases takes a long time as shown by the experience in Europe and North America. The legal process is long and complicated. Therefore, it is vital for the Commission to have experienced personnel on hand to deal with these difficult cases.