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OECD inventory of international co-operation agreements between competition agencies (MoUs)

 

‌‌‌International co-operation in competition law enforcement is at the core of the OECD competition-related work.

As part of this work, the OECD Competition Division has put together an inventory of provisions included in international co-operation MoUs (Memoranda of Understanding) between competition agencies, based on over 140 MoUs reviewed by the Secretariat where at least one of the signatories is a competition authority of an OECD Member, Associate or Participant to the OECD Competition Committee, or the European Union. The inventory lists examples of typical and atypical provisions which would be useful for the negotiation of MoUs.

Each section of the inventory is presented separately, along with the relevant provision of the 2014 OECD Recommendation concerning International Co-operation on Competition Investigations and Proceedings

OECD INVENTORY OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING (MoUs) BETWEEN COMPETITION AGENCIES

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List of 145 co-operation MoUs between competition authorities included in the inventory
Provisions on purpose
Provisions on definitions
Provisions on transparency
Provisions on notifications
Provisions on enforcement co-operation and investigative assistance
Provisions on the exchange of information
Provisions on the co-ordination of investigations and proceedings
Provisions on negative comity
Provisions on positive comity
Provisions on consultation
Provisions on regular meetings
Provisions on confidentiality
Provisions on existing law
Provisions on communication
Miscellaneous provisions

RELATED LINKS AND DOCUMENTS

Inventory of international co-operation agreements on competition (2015)

Recommendation on International Co-operation concerning Competition Investigqations and Proceedings (2014)

Challenges of international co-operation in competition law enforcement (2014)

OECD/ICN Survey on International Co-operation (2013)

International co-operation in competition enforcement

International Co-operation Home Page

Recommendations and Best Practices on Competition Law and Policy

All Competition Policy Roundtables

Competition Home Page

 

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