Understanding how the interface between corruption and competition works can be challenging. The 2014 Global Forum on Competition addressed how anti-competitive behaviour and corruption interact through the corruption of business licensing processes or other types of regulation to restrict entry.
Going abroad opens new markets for firms, and helps them to become more productive, innovative and ultimately more successful in their business. International investment is also the fuel that helps run the global economy’s engine. But these positive outcomes will only materialise if appropriate framework conditions are in place that allow all companies to compete in a fair and transparent manner, said OECD's Gurría in Beijing.
Marking 10 years of collaboration between the OECD and Korea on competition issues, this meeting focused on ways to optimise programmes to develop competition authorities and enhance international co-operation and international co-operation in cross-border competition cases.
Discussions at the February 2014 meeting addressed how agencies address the anti-competitive effects of consummated mergers that have not been subject to merger notification.
The Global Forum on Competition is a unique opportunity to bring together competition authorities from the developed and developing world to foster a rich and fruitful debate on how competition policy can enhance the performance of market economies, and contribute to improve overall well-being, and rebuild public trust.
We need to fight distortions to competition that can arise from tax avoidance, just like we do from other forms of government intervention, such as regulation, said OECD Secretary-General.
This hearing falls into the Competition Committee’s work stream on evaluation and will focus on the evaluation of government interventions that are not competition law interventions, but that have the potential to affect competitive conditions.
Ce rapport condense les résultats clés analysés par l’OCDE concernant l’économie française. Dans l’ensemble il constate que sa productivité est élevée mais elle n’est pas assez dynamique pour maintenir de la croissance. En particulier, il suggère d’augmenter la recherche et l’innovation, de renforcer la compétition et de réduire les contraintes réglementaires pour rendre le secteur public plus efficace. Il propose de réformer la fiscalité pour promouvoir l’emploi et l’investissement, d'améliorer la performance du système éducatif et celui de la formation professionnelle, ainsi que le fonctionnement du marché du logement.
Au terme d'une enquête de 11 mois menée par l'OCDE en coopération avec les autorités grecques, il a été mis en évidence un large éventail de dispositions législatives et réglementaires qui nuisent à la concurrence.
We know that Greece is undergoing a profound and painful economic adjustment, but we are convinced that continuing down the path of ambitious reform will ultimately see a return to robust, broad-based growth that will improve the well-being of all Greek citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.