International co-operation: Key to increasing competition in a globalised world
Globalisation, the increasing significance of emerging economies, the borderless nature of the growing digital economy, and the proliferation of competition regimes have created a world in which an increasing number of businesses pursue global strategies.
There is therefore a greater need to:
Over its first 50 years of existence, the OECD and its Competition Committee have taken a leading role shaping the current framework for international co-operation among competition enforcement agencies. Recommendations, best practices and policy roundtables have served not only as model and inspiration for national initiatives but have served as the primary drive for promoting co-operation on a global scale.
The OECD and its Competition Committee offer competition officials from developed and emerging economies a unique platform to monitor the state of international co-operation and to develop new solutions to increase its effectiveness. The Committee’s work benefits from the support of a professional Secretariat and from the Organisation’s whole-of-government approach, taking advantage of other OECD Committees’ expertise and experience in international co-operation.