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Paris, France. The 2014 OECD Global Forum on Competition focussed on competition and corruption; competition issues in the pharmaceuticals sector; and, a peer review of Romania's competition law and policy.
Air transport has radically evolved over the last two decades. Liberalisation and deregulation of the sector have facilitated the entry of new firms, which has had a positive impact on competition. The OECD Competition Committee discusses Airline Competition in June 2014.
This report analyses if Colombia’s procurement legislation and practices are in line with the OECD 2012 Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging and the 1998 Recommendation on Effective Action against Hard Core Cartels. It also sets forth suggestions that can lead to closer compliance with such instruments, more effective procurement and a reduction in the incidence of bid rigging in Colombia.
This page provides working papers by the Secretariat and invited experts under discussion at recent and forthcoming OECD Competition meetings. The proceedings with the full set of documents relating to these topics will become available on
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.
This hearing falls into the Competition Committee’s work stream on evaluation and will focus on the evaluation of government interventions that are not competition law interventions, but that have the potential to affect competitive conditions.
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This document contains the proceedings of a Roundtable on the Definition of transaction for the purpose of merger control review held in the June 2013 session of the OECD Competition Committee. Discussions reviewed experiences of member countries under the 2005 OECD Recommendation on Merger Review.
Nationally and internationally competitive markets should be promoted in order to provide consumers with greater choice amongst financial services. The OECD Competition Committee discussed the Role of Competition in Financial Consumer Protection in February 2014.
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This document contains the proceedings of a Roundtable on Recent Developments in Rail Transportation Services held in the June 2013 session of the OECD Competition Committee. Discussions reviewed the changes that have happened since the Competition Committee last examined this sector in February 2005 and examines their impact on the performance of the railway sector.
The Greek government and the OECD are working together to assess the costs and benefits of regulations restricting competition in the tourism, retail trade, food processing and construction materials sectors and to propose specific recommendations for change.