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  • 9-January-2017

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    The resolution of competition cases by specialised and generalist courts: Stocktaking of international experiences

    In the framework of a project with the Mexican Ministry of Economy, this report provides an overview of international experiences and best practices regarding the role of courts in the implementation of competition policy. It presents different institutional designs, the role of courts, courts specialisation and their benefits as well as their relationship with other government bodies and stakeholders.

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  • 10-December-2016

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    Market Examinations in Mexico: A manual by the OECD Secretariat

    In the framework of an OECD project with the Mexican Ministry of Economy, this manual provides guidance on how to carry out an inquiry or examination into a particular market when there is a suspicion or indication that a market is not functioning well. It explains what market examinations are as well as their purposes, intended outcomes and substantive content.

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  • 8-December-2016

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    State-Owned Enterprises as Global Competitors - A Challenge or an Opportunity?

    An estimated 22% of the world’s largest firms are now effectively under state control, this is the highest percentage in decades. These firms are likely to remain a prominent feature of the global marketplace in the near future. The upsurge of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as global competitors has given rise to concerns related to a level playing field.  Some business competitors and observers claim that preferential treatment granted by governments to SOEs in return for public policy obligations carried out at home can give SOEs a competitive edge in their foreign expansion. The OECD has taken a multidisciplinary approach, looking at the issue from the competition, investment, corporate governance and trade policy perspectives.  The report aims to sort fact from fiction, and develop a stronger understanding, based on empirical evidence, on how to address growing policy concerns with regard to SOE internationalisation. The report concludes that although there is no clear evidence of systematic abusive behaviour by SOE investors, frictions need to be addressed, in view of keeping the global economy open to trade and investment.

  • 2-December-2016

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    Competition and sanctions in antitrust cases

    Competition law offenders are often subject to fines (civil, administrative or criminal). The 2016 Global Forum on Competition addressed how sanctions including fines are applied in various jurisdictions.

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  • 2-December-2016

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    Independence of competition authorities - from designs to practices

    Competition authorities independence from political power is a key element of effective enforcement of competition law. The 2016 Global Forum on Competition discussed the issue of the independence of competition authorities at its meeting on 1-2 December 2016.

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  • 2-December-2016

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    The role of market studies as a tool to promote competition

    The 2016 Global Forum on Competition discussed the results of the OECD survey and questionnaire on market studies and explored its categorisation according to their main purpose: competition advocacy and pre-enforcement.

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  • 1-December-2016

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    OECD Global Forum on Competition

    Paris, 1-2 December 2016: Focus areas for the 2016 Global Forum include: competition and protecting human rights; the role of market studies as a tool to promote competition; the independence of competition authorities; and sanctions in antitrust cases.

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  • 29-November-2016

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    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 held 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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  • 14-November-2016

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    The end of the bargain? And should we worry?

    We’ve all felt it – the rush you get when you find a great bargain at a price way less than you would happily have paid. But will these moments continue in the digital world as shopping moves online and the scope for firms to charge different prices to different customers increases?

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  • 9-November-2016

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    Colombia - Competition Law and Policy

    This page contains information on the work of the OECD and Colombia in the area of Competition Law and Policy.

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