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  • 23-April-2019

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    2019 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

    23-25 April 2019 - This annual, multi-stakeholder forum provides the opportunity to review and discuss compliance and implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral supply chains.

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  • 4-March-2019

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    2019 Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia

    4-5 March 2019 Naypyidaw, Myanmar - This event will bring together high-level government officials and experts from public authorities, standard setter bodies, the academic community, the private sector as well as NGOs to discuss policy issues relevant to the sound development of insurance and private pensions markets.

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  • 28-February-2019

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    Workshop on Competition in Publicly Funded Markets

    Paris, 28 February 2018: This workshop on publicly funded services will provide competition officials with an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned as well as the different approaches used in these types of markets. More information available here.

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  • 27-February-2019

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    OECD Competition Open Day 2019

    27 February 2019 - Debates at the inaugural OECD Competition Open Day will address: non-price competition in digital markets; vertical restraints and exclusionary practices in e-commerce; excessive prices in pharmaceutical markets; and, gun jumping and pre-closing exchanges of information.

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  • 26-February-2019

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    Workshop on Recent Challenges in Competition and IP in Pharmaceutical Markets

    Paris, 28 February 2018: This workshop on competition and IP in pharmaceutical markets will provide competition officials with an opportunity to investigate the impact and role that IP rights play in the sector while sharing experiences on how to address anticompetitive practices. More information available here.

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  • 13-February-2019

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    Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector

    In the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh in 2013, initiatives to strengthen regulation of global supply chains in the textile and garment sector have multiplied. Tackling the issues involved requires sustained collaboration among industry, government, worker organisations and civil society. This project promotes such collaboration as well as the harmonisation of existing standards in the sector.

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  • 30-January-2019

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    2019 Workshop of the G20/OECD Task Force on Long-term Investment

    30 January 2019, Singapore - This Workshop will bring together academics, public stakeholders and industry experts to discuss data collection and benchmarks for quality infrastructure investment and blockchain and innovation in sustainable infrastructure.

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  • 21-January-2019

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    Survey on the sourcing practices of SMEs operating in the garment and footwear sector supply chain

    As part of the implementation strategy for the recently adopted OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector, the OECD is conducting a series of surveys that target SMEs operating within the sector.

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  • 15-January-2019

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    Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for SME Financing

    This report analyses the emergence and potential of ICOs as a financing mechanism for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), examines the benefits and challenges of this mechanism for small businesses and investors, and discusses policy implications of ICO activity for inclusive financing of SMEs and the real economy.

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  • 14-December-2018

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    OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Portugal - Volume II - Self-Regulated Professions

    Several of Portugal’s product markets remain among the most heavily regulated in the OECD, not least in the services sector. As vital inputs into the business sector, the liberal professions, such as legal services, architects and engineers, generate up to 1.8 times their value in outputs when they are used by firms. Having structural flaws such as access restrictions and reserved tasks, adversely affect the availability of such services for firms, there hence their ability to effectively compete in the markets. Regulatory restrictions also hamper innovation, efficiency and productivity within the liberal professions themselves. Against this backdrop, this report analyses Portuguese regulations for 13 self-regulated liberal professions (lawyers, solicitors, notaries, bailiffs, architects, engineers, technical engineers, certified accountants, auditors, economists, customs brokers, nutritionists and pharmacists). Using the OECD Competition Assessment Toolkit to structure the analysis, the project analysed 923 pieces of legislation. The report identifies 323 legal provisions which could be removed or amended to lift regulatory barriers to competition. The analysis of the Portuguese legislation and professions has been complemented by research into international experience and wide consultations with stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The OECD recommendations aim to remove or modify the identified provisions in order to be less restrictive in the access or exercise of the professions, to the benefit of businesses and consumers alike, while still achieving the policy objectives as stated by the Portuguese government. This report identifies the sources of those benefits and, where possible, provides quantitative estimates.
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