Dear ICN Member,

Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) is pleased to host an International Competition Network Merger Workshop on March 10 and 11, 2009, in Taipei, at the Grand Hotel. Thus, I have the distinct pleasure to invite you to participate in the workshop.

TFTC is hosting this workshop with the support of the Merger Working Group. The workshop will explore substantive issues in merger review making use of a hypothetical merger case in separate panel discussions organized in breakout sessions. We hope that the 2009 ICN Merger Workshop will promote the practical application of a number of outputs delivered by the ICN Merger Working Group, including the Recommended Practices for Merger Analysis. We believe that such a workshop to exchange views and analyze enforcement issues will generate benefits for all of the participants from different countries.

Government agency officials who are involved in the handling of merger cases are eligible for this program. Registration should be done on line by February 5, 2009 at the following webpage, where you can find further information on We will also be sure to forward you the draft Workshop agenda and suitable accommodation information as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions about the 2009 ICN Merger Workshop, please feel free to contact my colleagues Ms. Shaw-chen LIU or Ms. Chia-lin YEN both by e-mail at or by fax 886 2 2397 5075.

We do sincerely welcome you to Taiwan and hope your agency will join us for the workshop.

With our best regards,

Jinn-Chuan Tang

1. The final agenda and hypothetical materials are available on this website.
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