Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 23-September-2016

    English

    Price discrimination and competition

    Price discrimination is common in many different types of markets and it usually reflects the competitive behaviour that competition policy seeks to promote. However, that is not always the case. In November 2016, the OECD will hold a roundtable to discuss how jurisdictions in which exploitative or distortionary price discrimination is an offence should respond to these developments.

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  • 23-September-2016

    English

    Big data: Bringing competition policy to the digital era

    In November 2016, the OECD will be holding a hearing discussion on Big Data to explore the implications on competition authorities' work and whether competition law is the appropriate tool for dealing with issues arising from the use Big Data.

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  • 23-September-2016

    English

    Agency decision-making in merger cases: Prohibition and conditional clearances

    When analysing mergers, competition agencies often consider the trade-off between prohibiting the transaction and granting a conditional clearance.In November 2016, the OECD will hold a roundtable to explore different competition authorities’ approaches and methods.

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  • 23-September-2016

    English

    Best Practice Roundtables on Competition Policy

    Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.

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  • 30-June-2016

    English

    Jurisdictional nexus in merger control regimes

    In June 2016, the OECD held a roundtable session to provide an overview of the merger control thresholds and local nexus criteria currently in place in various countries, and discuss law changes since the adoption of the 2005 OECD Council Recommendation on Merger Review.

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  • 30-June-2016

    English

    Fidelity rebates and competition

    Firms can use fidelity rebates or loyalty discount schemes to offer better prices to buyers in exchange of their loyalty. Such schemes may sometimes prevent rivals from competing effectively. The OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable to discuss the topic in its June 2016 meeting. Access the documentation.

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  • 30-June-2016

    English

    Commitment Decisions in Antitrust Cases

    Over the last decade, an increasing number of competition authorities have obtained powers to adopt commitment decisions in antitrust cases. In June 2016, the OECD Competition Committee will hold a roundtable to discuss agencies’ experiences and explore arguments in favour of and against the use of commitment decisions, judicial review of commitment decisions, and the relationship between commitment decisions and damages actions.

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  • 14-June-2016

    English

    Disruptive innovations in legal services

    Disruptive innovations are beginning to transform legal services and the manner in which they are delivered. Competition authorities can play a role in advocating for regulatory systems that reflect current market realities and ensure market access for pro-competitive disruptive innovations.

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  • 18-April-2016

    English

    Competition Assessment Toolkit

    The Toolkit helps governments to eliminate barriers to competition by providing a method for identifying unnecessary restraints on market activities and developing alternative, less restrictive measures that still achieve government policy objectives.

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  • 30-November-2014

    English

    Competition and macroeconomic outcomes factsheet

    Governments are increasingly assessing the effects of their policies and effectiveness of public institutions, and competition agencies are no exception. This factsheet was elaborated to help competition agencies advocate their work. It contains evidence on the links between competition and macro-economic outcomes.

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