2013 Global Forum on Competition


The 12th meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Competition was held in Paris, France on 28 February & 1 March 2013. Discussions focused on: Poverty reduction, Television & broadcasting and International enforcement co-operation.



Session I.

Session II.

Session III.

Competition and Poverty Reduction

Television and Broadcasting

International Enforcement Co-operation

Opening session


Opening Remarks by Mr. Richard Boucher, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

Keynote Speech by Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, UNCTAD Secretary-General

Introductory Comments by Mr. Frédéric Jenny, Chairman of the Competition Committee


Session I. Competition and Poverty Reduction


This full day session built on discussions first held at the 2012 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum on how competition can help lower the prices of essential goods and services for the poor and what competition authorities can do to help.  The session also examined how competition policy can help reduce poverty by stimulating employment, innovation and growth. The session was based around plenary discussions with a series of presentations from, and exchanges with, a panel of experts and country representatives. It also drew on the country experiences as detailed in the country contributions.



  • Eleanor FOX (Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, United States) presenting Imagine: Pro-poor(er) Competition Law [EN] [FR] [Presentation]

  • Cécile FRUMAN (Manager, Private Participation in Infrastructure and Social Services, Investment Climate, The World Bank Group) [Presentation]
  • David LEWIS (Executive Director, Corruption Watch, South Africa), presenting Competition and Poverty Reduction [EN] [FR]

  • Susie LONIE (Mobile Payments Consultant, SJL Consulting Services Ltd, United Kingdom)

  • Hassan QAQAYA (Head, Competition Law and Consumer Policies Branch, International Trade Division, UNCTAD) [Presentation]

  • Alan WINTERS (Professor of Economics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom) presenting Competition and Poverty [EN] [FR] [Presentation]


Closing Remarks

Mr. Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General



Background Note by the Secretariat | Note de référence du Secrétariat

Call for ContributionsAppel à Contributions

Written contributions

Benin [FR] [EN] Kenya Senegal [FR] [EN]
Brazil Korea South Africa
Congo [FR] [EN] Mauritius Tunisia
Croatia Mexico United States
Czech Republic Morocco (CC) [FR] [EN] Zambia
El Salvador Namibia BIAC
European Union Papua New Guinea CUTS
Gabon [FR] [EN] Peru TUAC
India Romania WTO
Japan Russian Federation  

>> Full set  of contributions as a .zip file

Country Presentations

Mexico Pakistan South Africa


Related documentation

Background Note by the Secretariat (2012 Latin American Competition Forum)


Related links

>> 2012 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum

>> Competition and Commodities Price Volatility, 2012 Global Forum on Competition

>> OECD Poverty Reduction website



Session II. Competition Issues in Television and Broadcasting

  This session considered policy responses and regulatory challenges in the television and broadcasting industry.  Broadcasting lies at the intersection of both media and telecommunications, and therefore shares regulatory and competition issues with both. The on-going convergence of traditional broadcasting with new media poses new challenges for developing and developed countries alike.



  • Allan FELS (Professor of Government and Director International Advanced Leadership Programs, Australia and New Zealand School of Government) presenting Competition Issues in Broadcasting and Internet Content - Navigating the Unknown and the Unknowable [EN] [FR] [Presentation]

  • Agustín DÍAZ PINÉS (Economist, Information, Communications and Consumer Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry) [Presentation]

  • David HYMAN (General Counsel, Netflix)

  • Christophe ROY (Deputy General Counsel, Distribution and Competition, Canal+ Group)



Background Note by the Secretariat | Note de référence du Secrétariat

Call for ContributionsAppel à Contributions

Written contributions

Bulgaria Israel Singapore
Chile Japan South Africa
Colombia Korea Spain
Congo [FR] [EN] Latvia Chinese Taipei
Croatia Lithuania Tunisia
Egypt Mexico Turkey
European Union Netherlands Ukraine
France [FR] [EN] Peru United Kingdom
Greece Philippines United States
India Poland Venezuela
Indonesia Romania Zambia
Ireland Russian Federation BIAC



Session III. Key Findings of the OECD/ICN Survey on International Enforcement Co-operation


This session considered key findings from the OECD Secretariat report on the OECD/ICN questionnaire on international co-operation that was launched last summer. This session was an opportunity for delegations to discuss the status of international co-operation and possible ways forward for a more effective and efficient enforcement system at an international level. The results of the survey will inform decisions on future work that the OECD and the ICN will undertake to foster more and better international co-operation between enforcement agencies.


  • Antonio CAPOBIANCO (Principal Administrator, OECD Competition Division) and Alessandra TONAZZI (Senior Competition Expert, OECD Competition Division) [Presentation]

  • Philip COLLINS (Chairman, Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom, and
    OECD/ICN Co-ordinator) [Presentation]

  • Eleanor FOX (Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, United States) [Presentation]



Executive Summary of the Report by the Secretariat [EN] [FR]

Report by the Secretariat


Background documentation

>> OECD-ICN Questionnaire on International Enforcement Co-operation

>> Improving International Co-operation in Cartel Investigations - OECD Secretariat Background Note, GFC 2012

>> Cross-Border Merger Control: Challenges for Developing and Emerging Economies - OECD Secretariat Background Note, GFC 2011

>> Limitations and Constraints to International Co-operation - OECD Secretariat Issues Paper

>> 1995 Recommendation concerning Co-operation between Member Countries on Anticompetitive Practices Affecting International Trade

>> 2005 Best Practices for the Formal Exchange of Information between Competition Authorities in Hard Core Cartel Investigations


Related links

>> International co-operation in competition


Final session. Evaluation and Proposals for Future Work


‌‌Panel at the GFC 2013 Opening Session
Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher adressing delegates during the opening session
GFC 2013 - Delegates 2

‌Some of the 400 delegates representing over 100 delegations
GFC 2013 - Delegates
Forum participants
GFC 2013 - Closing - Gurria and Jenny
Secretary-General Angel Gurria delivers closing remarks for the Roundtable on Competition and Poverty Reduction
GFC 2013 - Closing - Poverty Reduction Panel
Panelists at the Competition and Poverty Reduction Session
Participants at the 2013 Global Forum on Competition
Forum participants




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