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  • 6-November-2014

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    Competition issues in the distribution of pharmaceuticals

    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 addressed competition issues in the distribution of pharmaceuticals.

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  • 5-November-2014

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    Role of Competition in Financial Consumer Protection

    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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  • 28-October-2014

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    OECD inventory of international co-operation agreements on competition

    ‌International co-operation in competition law enforcement is at the core of the OECD competition-related work. Prepared by the OECD Competition Committee, this inventory focuses mainly on fifteen bilateral comprehensive government-to-government co-operation agreements where at least one of the signatories is an OECD country.

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  • 20-October-2014

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    Competition Issues in Public-Private Partnerships

    ‌In the last twenty years a number of developed and developing countries around the world have used public-private partnerships in a variety of sectors, ranging from transport and utility infrastructures (e.g. bridges, roads), to social infrastructures (e.g. schools, hospitals and prisons). Competition delegates took part in a Hearing in June 2014 to examine the major benefits and drawbacks of public-private partnerships. Read more...

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  • 10-October-2014

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    Evaluation of Competition Interventions

    Governments everywhere are increasingly interested in assessing the effects of their policies and the effectiveness of public institutions. Competition policy is no exception. Competition agencies affect the economy by taking decisions on cases under competition law. With their governments, they can influence market competition in the economy more widely through policy interventions.

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  • 10-October-2014

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    Competition issues in the Food Chain Industry

    Food processing and retail chains often give rise to competition issues, especially due to trends of high and volatile commodity prices. Competition issues in the food chain industry have been discussed by the OECD Competition Committee.

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  • 2-October-2014

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    Challenges of international co-operation in competition law enforcement

    Globalisation has brought a much more international dimension to competition law. This paper presents evidence of the complexity of co-operation between competition agencies and the likely challenges they will encounter in the future to enforce competition law and co-operate effectively.

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  • 16-September-2014

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    OECD Recommendation concerning International Co-operation on Competition Investigations and Proceedings

    International co-operation between competition authorities has been at the core of the OECD agenda for many years. On 16 September 2014 the OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on International Enforcement Co-operation in Competition Investigations and Proceedings. The Recommendation represents a cornerstone for the creation of an effective international co-operation system between competition enforcers.

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  • 1-September-2014

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    Finance and enterprise affairs: Call for papers

    We are looking for new and interesting thinking on how policy options in the areas of competition, corporate governance, capital markets and financial services, international investment and foreign bribery can have an impact on our well-being as defined by the OECD's Better Life Initiative.

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  • 21-July-2014

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    Merger Control in Chile - 2014 Assessment

    Merger control constitutes an essential component of an effective competition system. This in-depth study of Chile’s merger control regime assesses the main existing issues in the current system and provides suggestions for improvement based on OECD and international standards.

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