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The OECD welcomes the initiative by the Mexican Institute for Social Security (IMSS) to organise reverse auctions for the procurement of medicines. This is a further step forward in the fight against collusion in public procurement and the latest in a series of improvements in procurement by IMSS that have already saved the taxpayer billions of pesos.
New technologies and the dynamic effects of convergence are changing the way consumers access audio-visual content. This adds considerable uncertainty to business planning and implies the need to ensure a cautious and technology neutral approach in the design of regulation and the application of competition law. Finding ways of coping with such challenges is part of the agenda of competition policy makers.
Increased choices of providers for customers lead to increased firm competition and therefore to more productivity and growth. However, measuring the link between competition policy and productivity can be challenging. The topic is currently being discussed by the OECD Competition Committee and its working parties.
Competition authorities are investigating how competition can help lower the prices of essential goods and services for the poor and what competition authorities can do to help, as well as examining how competition policy can help reduce poverty by stimulating employment, innovation and growth.
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This document contains the proceedings of a Roundtable on Vertical Restraints for On-line Sales held in the February 2013 session of the OECD Competition Committee. Discussions reviewed recent country experiences focusing on how e-commerce affects competition and what are the main vertical restraints competition issues.
This multi-year project aims to improve the competitiveness of the Mexican economy by reforming and modifying the regulatory and institutional framework to support higher levels of investment, employment and growth.
Access reviews on competition law and policy in Latin American countries conducted by the IDB and the OECD. Countries covered are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
This page contains information on the work of the OECD and Honduras in the area of Competition Law and Policy.
This page contains information on the work of the OECD and Argentina in the area of Competition Law and Policy.
This page contains information on the work of the OECD and Panama in the area of Competition Law and Policy.