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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.
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 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.
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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.