Focus on small agencies and those in developing economies: Overcoming adversity and attaining success

 

 8 December 2017  Paris  

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2017 OECD GLOBAL FORUM ON COMPETITION DISCUSSES CHALLENGES FACED BY SMALL AGENCIES AND THOSE IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

Every competition agency has to overcome obstacles to enforce its competition law. But for small and developing jurisdictions these obstacles are often more acute, numerous and reinforced by challenges specific to these jurisdictions.

A lack of a competition culture, or even a hostile environment, created by government, business and society at large can hinder the work of an agency with few resources. Relations with regulators as well as other parts of government can take on a particular complexity when competition authorities are young, lack resources and influence. This lack of resources, along with other institutional design issues, or inadequate legislation can further distance these authorities from success.

In December 2017, the Global Forum on Competition will hold a discussion on the topic which will include break-out sessions to foster participant exchanges in smaller groups.

Materials and more information will become available on this page.

 

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

» Independence of competition authorities - from designs to practices, 2016

» Cross-Border Merger Control: Challenges for Developing and Emerging Economies, 2011

» Challenges faced by young competition authorities, 2009

 

» Global Forum website

» Full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

 

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