I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD and to open this high-level conference on A New Reform Agenda for a More Competitive South East Europe.
Strengthening a country's competitiveness is always a work in progress, one that is permanent and cannot be postponed. In turn, competition is essential if markets are to function properly.
It is an honour that public institutions as important as the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) seek the OECD’s co-operation to review their new regulatory procurement frameworks.
This is the second year running that we have hosted this OECD Forum on Competition and Regulation. We hope to continue consolidating it as a benchmark for the commitment of the Mexican authorities to competition and regulatory improvement. I want to thank Secretary Guajardo for his leadership in bringing about this second edition.
I am delighted to welcome leaders and experts in competition policy from so many different countries. This is one of the OECD’s most important Fora. Let me congratulate Frederic Jenny, the Chairman of the OECD Committee on Competition for keeping the OECD at the forefront of competition policy efforts.
These are just a few of the main findings in these studies. I invite you to read them carefully and to participate actively in the discussions that will take place tomorrow at this Forum on Competition and Regulation. Your viewpoints and the ideas that will emerge from these debates will be yet another contribution to making Mexico more competitive on the basis of a more level playing field.
I am delighted to co-host this event on competition as a tool for helping markets to perform better. Today, I will share with you some of the highlights from the OECD’s joint work with the World Bank to promote effective competition policies in pursuit of stronger, more inclusive, economic growth.
I am delighted to open this Global Forum on Competition, which every year brings together competition authorities from all over the world. In today’s world of persistent low growth, high unemployment, rising inequality, and eroding trust, this meeting serves as an opportunity to explore how competition policy can enhance productivity, promote job creation and stimulate much-needed inclusive growth.
Es un placer estar aquí para presentar el informe de la OCDE sobre las prácticas de contratación pública de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). Este informe ha sido elaborado en colaboración con la Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (CFCE) y el Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), a quienes agradezco su apoyo y sus contribuciones.
To achieve higher productivity growth, raise investment and foster job creation, we need to foster competition in our economies, said Angel Gurría in Washington.