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The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) invites stakeholders, representatives from the business, legal, academic, and trade groups, as well as other government agencies to submit their comments on the draft PCC Circular on Guidelines and Process on the Exemption from Compulsory Notification in Joint Venture Agreements between the Government and Private Entities as Issued by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

The draft circular provides guidance in the review of qualified proposed joint ventures that meet the thresholds for compulsory notification to the PCC. This aims to establish and institute a framework to exempt joint ventures between private and government entities for a joint venture project formed pursuant to the NEDA Guidelines, consistent with the mandate of the PCC.

The public may send their comments via e-mail to mergers@phcc.gov.ph with subject title “Comments: PCC Circular on Joint Ventures pursuant to NEDA Guidelines,” or via mail to Philippine Competition Commission located at 25th Floor Tower 1, Vertis North Corporate Center, North Avenue, Quezon City 1105. Please ensure that comments will be received by the Mergers and Acquisitions Office on or before 21 January 2020.

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