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This 2005 report examines the progress in the ongoing fight against cartels; it focuses on enforcement action; public awareness; effective sanctions, in particular sanctions against individuals; and international cooperation in cartel cases.
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These Best Practices aim to identify safeguards that member countries should consider applying when they authorise competition authorities to exchange confidential information in cartel investigations.
This working paper assesses the potential economic benefits from structural reforms in Greece.
Governance is the next issue the People’s Republic of China needs to tackle. This report shows how governance impacts on public action by looking at different policy sectors, takes stock of the progress made in public management and public finance, and explores policy options for the future.
China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.
International co-operation between OECD countries on anticompetitive practices affecting international trade has been in operation for more than 40 years based on a series of Council Recommendations which have been elaborated and progressively refined by the Competition Committee.
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The Guiding Principles for Regulatory Quality and Performance provide guidance for government action to ensure that regulations, and government asset management, in regulated sectors are of high quality and appropriately promote competition and markets. They were adopted by the OECD Council in April 2005. Several policy committees, including the Competition Committee’s Working Party on Competition and Regulation, participated in their
Boosting market liberalisation by reducing trade, investment and competition barriers to "best practice" levels could significantly raise GDP per head in the European Union and the United States, according to a new OECD working paper.
This working paper discusses the current state of product market competition and related policies in Iceland.
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Individual sanctions can be an important tool in the fight against cartels, as corporate fines are almost never sufficiently high to be an optimal deterrent. A country’s decision whether to provide for criminal sanctions depends on several factors, such as the cultural and legal environment and the competition authority’s resources. If a country provides for criminal sanctions, relatively short prison sentences appear to be the most