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This Review was prepared as part of the process of Israel’s accession to OECD membership. It highlights some of the key challenges facing Israel in its implementation and enforcement of competition policy. Israel became an OECD member on 7 September 2010.
Reports on national competition institutions and regulation in specific sectors.
This report reviews the competition regime in Honduras and makes recommendations for improvements such as reducing government intervention in the unregulated sectors of the economy and strengthening awareness and understanding of the importance of competition for the Honduran economy.
By removing barriers to entry in protected sectors and guaranteeing a level playing field for entrepreneurs, pro-competition reforms can unlock opportunities for investment and for the creation of jobs, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
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The 2011 OECD Global Forum on Competition addressed the challenge of effective merger control of cross-border mergers for many developing and emerging economies. This proceedings includes a summary of the discussion, expert papers and over 30 national contributions.
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Combate a la colusión en los procedimientos de compras públicas en México 2011: Informe del Secretariado sobre las reglas y prácticas de compras públicas del IMSS
This OECD report analyses the existing legal framework of public procurement in Mexico, lists areas in current laws and regulations which restrict the scope of action for the Mexican Institute of Social Services and other public agencies and their ability to obtain the best value from their purchases, and issues over 20 recommendations in specific areas on how to improve procurement procedures to avoid collusion amongst suppliers.
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When are horizontal agreements relating to environmental objectives necessary or efficient from a social perspective?When should they be discontinued pursuant to competition concerns? Such agreements can create interesting challenges for competition authorities. On the one hand, they may improve efficiency and consumer welfare, such as by enabling risk sharing and cost savings and by facilitating innovation. On the other hand, they
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Resorting to crisis cartels would go against the two decade-long trend of tougher enforcement of cartels in developing and industrialised countries. As a practical matter, governments should have the procedures to evaluate such cartels during economic crises. Any exempted cartel should be granted a finite lifetime and be subject to review according to pre-specified criteria.
Alternative measures are available to governments that can
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During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has