Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 12-July-2011

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    Information Exchanges Between Competitors under Competition Law - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Information exchanges among competitors increase transparency in the market, which can lead to efficiency enhancing benefits but may also present competition risks. The challenge for competition enforcers is how to approach this conduct within the context of traditional competition laws. The assessment of the legality of information sharing is generally carried out within the context of traditional competition law prohibitions against

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  • 21-June-2011

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    Pro-active policies for Green Growth and the Market Economy - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    What types of policies nations should use to address the threat of global climate change? This document discusses the implications of different market-based policy alternatives and shows that not only competition enforcement and advocacy can make such policies more effective, but that the policies themselves also have effects on competition. An executive summary and an aide-memoire of that discussion as well as an analytical note by

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  • 6-June-2011

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    Emission Permits and Competition - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Tradeable emission permits are considered an efficient instrument for achieving a given emission target at lowest possible economic cost. Tradeable permit schemes, also called cap and trade schemes, have become major pollution control instruments. They have been implemented at a national level and, as in the European Union, at supra-national level. The main idea behind emission permits is to create a system of property rights for

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  • 19-May-2011

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    Competition, State Aids and Subsidies - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    This document discusses the impact on competition of State Aids and Subsidies are applied by governments as well as the ways to improve the assessment of their impact. It includes a Keynote Speech by the EU Competition Commissioner as well as submissions from Argentina, Croatia, Egypt, the European Union, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Jordan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, the

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  • 8-March-2011

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    Standard Setting- Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Standard setting yields substantial benefits to consumers and often promotes competition to benefit consumers. Nonetheless, at times, standard setting can give rise to potential consumer harms. By bringing together different players in an industry, the standard setting process provides an opportunity for collusion, deception and strategy about which regulators must be vigilant and proactive. The discussion held found that a standard

  • 30-November-2010

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    Exit Strategies - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

  • 26-November-2010

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    Electricity: Renewables and Smart Grids - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    This document reviews the competition policy implications of increasing penetration of renewable energy. It includes submissions from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the European Union, France, Greece, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and business.

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  • 15-October-2010

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    Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Collusion and corruption are distinct problems within public procurement, yet they may frequently occur in tandem, and have mutually reinforcing effect. They are best viewed, therefore, as concomitant threats to the integrity of public procurement. The distinctiveness of public procurement and its context makes the process particularly vulnerable to collusion and corruption, while also increasing the magnitude of harm that these

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  • 15-October-2010

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    Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Collusion and corruption are distinct problems within public procurement, yet they may frequently occur in tandem, and have mutually reinforcing effect. They are best viewed, therefore, as concomitant threats to the integrity of public procurement.The distinctiveness of public procurement and its context makes the process particularly vulnerable to collusion and corruption, while also increasing the magnitude of harm that these

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  • 5-October-2010

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    Competition and Credit Rating Agencies - Competition Policy Hearings - OECD

    Credit ratings provide an opinion on the relative ability and willingness of parties with debt obligations to meet financial commitments. They have three functions: to measure the credit risk of the issuer, to provide a means of comparison and to provide a common standard. The credit rating market is a natural oligopoly, with three Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) accounting for more than 90% of the market. The recent financial crisis

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