ICC SME toolkit

ICC SME Toolkit: Why complying with competition law is good for business

Designed by business for smaller businesses, this International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) guide on competition law compliance aims to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees understand why complying with competition law makes good business sense.

Drawn from the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit released in 2013, the idea of an SME-specific toolkit emerged after two years of active advocacy work led by Anne Riley, Chair of the ICC Task Force on Compliance and Advocacy.

The ICC SME toolkit does not delve into the complexities of competition law. In a concise and user-friendly format, the SME toolkit aims to ensure that smaller businesses understand the rules and operate both ethically and legally.

This global SME toolkit provides a brief overview of areas smaller businesses should be aware of and practical tips to assist them in building and reinforcing a credible approach to competition law compliance.

The ICC SME Toolkit covers:

  • Three danger areas
  • Five elements of compliance
  • Checklist to help identify competition law risks
  • Examples of basic dos and dont’s
  • ICC’s top ten tips

The ICC SME Toolkit was launched on 27 April 2015 at the 7th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy in Sydney and can be downloaded free of charge below.