The OECD Council has adopted a number of non-binding Recommendations on competition law and policy. In addition, the Competition Committee has adopted Best Practices. These Recommendations and Best Practices are often catalysts for major change by governments.
This OECD database provides unique information about global penalties, geographic extension, industries, dates, jurisdictions, cartel participants and more. It builds on the world renowned database on private international cartels first developed by Prof. John M. Connor. The September 2019 release covers more than 200 cartels investigated in around 50 jurisdictions between 2012 and 2018.
This report reviews the implementation and relevance of the former 1998 OECD Council Recommendation concerning Effective Action against Hard Core Cartels and highlights the developments in the area since its adoption.
This report reviews two sectors of the Tunisian economy (freight transport and trade) and proposes recommendations for changes on 220 regulations that may hinder competition.
This report identifies and evaluates market regulations along the vertical supply chains in the gas sector, covering: natural gas and its extraction, processing, transportation, distribution to final consumers, and manufacturing of basic petrochemical products from natural gas; as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and its extraction, processing, storage, transportation and distribution to final consumers.
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The report describes the context and foundations of competition policy, substantive law and enforcement experience, institutions, special exclusions and sectoral regulatory regimes, and the treatment of competition issues in regulatory and legislative processes. It examines Lithuania’s willingness and ability to implement OECD legal instruments in the field of competition law and policy.
Adopted on 2 July 2019, this Recommendation covers the most salient developments in cartel enforcement of the last 20 years, including amnesty/leniency programmes, proactive investigation tools and investigation powers, settlements, effective fines and private enforcement actions.
This multi-year project aimed to improve the competitiveness of the Mexican economy by reforming and modifying the regulatory and institutional framework to support higher levels of investment, employment and growth.
Mexico City, 26-27 June 2019: An OECD Workshop for Competition Officials in co-operation with the Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Commission will be held on "Effective Cartel Detection and Prosecution". Participation by invitation only.
In June 2019, the OECD Competition Committee will discuss how competition authorities can effectively use merger control to reduce the risk of competition harm posed by potentially problematic vertical mergers, without compromising the many efficiencies typically associated with vertical integration.