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Since 2008 prices of primary commodities have increased significantly. This has led to calls for competition authorities to be more vigilant regarding anti-competitive practices and to deal with pressure from politicians and the media especially when basic foodstuffs are involved. This document includes the proceedings of a discussion on Commodity Price Volatility held during the OECD Global Forum on Competition in 2012.
This report documents procurement regulations and practices in the State of Mexico and makes policy recommendations in key procurement areas.
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Greater transparency in the market is generally efficiency enhancing. It can also produce anticompetitive effects. Given the potential pro- and anti-competitive effects of unilateral announcements, competition agencies face the challenge of deciding how to handle these. These proceedings include an analytical note by Mr. Antonio Capobianco, an executive summary and summary of discussion as well as over 20 national contributions.
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Market definition is one of the most fundamental concepts underpinning any competition analysis. It provides a framework for the ultimate inquiry of whether a particular conduct or transaction is likely to produce anticompetitive effects. The OECD debated the topic in June 2012. These proceedings include the documents from this debate notably a background note by U. Schwalbe and F. Maier-Rigaud and 30 national contributions.
This publication catalogues national practices that illustrate implementation of aspects or elements of competitive neutrality and highlights examples of challenges that may be encountered.
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Ex post evaluations are an important instrument for assessing previous merger review decisions as well as for improving the quality of future decisions. This publication compiles documents from a roundtable discussion held in 2011 on the topic.
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Are criminal penalties an effective deterrent to cartels in all jurisdictions? What are the innovative methods used by competition authorities to promote compliance ? This publication compiles documents from a roundtable discussion held in 2011 on the topic.
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of structural versus behavioural remedies for mergers? To which type of merger should each category apply? Designing effective remedies to counterbalance the anti-competitive effects of certain mergers is a challenging task for Competition Authorities, particularly for mergers with cross-border impact.
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How can Competition Authorities use economic evidence to effectively assess the potential anti-competitive effects of any given merger? How systematic should such an analysis be, and how reliable are its results? Are there lessons to be drawn from the various Best Practice Guidelines developed by a number of national jurisdictions?
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Which role do courts play in the private enforcement of competition law? How do legal systems and standards of review in competition cases vary across national jurisdictions? What are the recent developments at national level to ensure transparency and fairness of the action of Competition Authorities?