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This document is a guide prepared for competition authorities to help them assess the expected impact of their activities. It provides a simple and easily-applicable methodology for determining the likely benefits that consumers will derive from the agencies’ decisions as well as suggestions on how to present the results of the assessment to ensure that these are correctly interpreted.
Romania's competition system underwent a peer review of its laws and regulations at the 2014 Global Forum on Competition on 27-28 February 2014. Following this, the report was released at a launch event in Bucharest on 8 April 2014.
Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.
What are recent competition trends in the waste management sector the past decade? The topic was further explored by Competition Committee in October 2013 after a first discussion held in 1999. See the proceedings available.
Pharmaceuticals are special products due to special characteristics in supply and demand. Their distribution is heavily regulated to ensure that drugs are accessible, affordable, and safely consumed. Competition can and should play a role in ensuring that the pharmaceuticals distribution market works well for consumers. The 2014 Global Forum on Competition will address competition issues in the distribution of pharmaceuticals.
Understanding how the interface between corruption and competition works can be challenging. The 2014 Global Forum on Competition addressed how anti-competitive behaviour and corruption interact through the corruption of business licensing processes or other types of regulation to restrict entry.
Marking 10 years of collaboration between the OECD and Korea on competition issues, this meeting focused on ways to optimise programmes to develop competition authorities and enhance international co-operation and international co-operation in cross-border competition cases.
Discussions at the February 2014 meeting addressed how agencies address the anti-competitive effects of consummated mergers that have not been subject to merger notification.
Following scrutiny of legislation in four sectors of the Greek economy, food processing, retail trade, building materials and tourism, this report identifies areas where reform could be undertaken to address regulatory barriers to competition in Greece.
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.