This newsletter contains information about work on competition law and policy in the Asia-Pacific region that is taking place within the framework of the OECD-Korea Policy Centre Competition Programme.
Mergers can have effects on numerous dimensions of competition other than price, including quality, variety, and innovation. However, the analysis of these effects can pose several practical challenges for competition authorities. These challenges were discussed at the OECD during a roundtable on non-price effects of mergers in June 2018.
The growth of e-commerce has the potential to increase competition within retail markets, to greatly enhance consumer choice, and to prompt and facilitate innovation in product distribution. The OECD held a roundtable in June 2018 to explore the growing phenomenon of e-commerce in terms of its implications for competition law and policy.
Disruptive innovations in taxi, ride-sourcing and ride-sharing services radically changed the regulatory and competitive landscape, raising new questions for regulators and competition law enforcers. To discuss these challenges, the OECD held a roundtable on taxis and ride-sharing services in June 2018.
Peer review is a core element of OECD work. Viet Nam’s competition law and policy was peer reviewed during the 2017 Global Forum on Competition on 7-8 December 2017. Access the final report.
This 2018 OECD Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the competition laws and practices of 22 selected jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Seoul, 2-4 May 2018: This workshop, co-organised by the OECD-Korean Policy Centre and the International Competition Network, provided senior and chief economists with a comprehensive programme on competition economics that will include merger simulation, buyer power, big data, platforms and multi-sided markets, fundamentals of IO and Game Theory among others.
OECD members and selected countries are invited every year to submit to the OECD Competition Committee a report on their latest developments of competition law and policy. This page lists all annual reports received per delegation in the past 5 years.
This publication compiles a series of articles that focus on the impact of digitalisation and technology in the areas of financial markets, insurance, and private pensions. It also discusses the tools and policies needed to ensure that the challenges posed by digitalisation result in better outcomes and better management of the risks involved.
Are the traditional antitrust enforcement tools of a competition agency sufficient in the context of a multi-sided market? In June 2017, the OECD Competition Committee held a discussion in presence of several experts to explore the topic.