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  • 30-April-2012

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    Procedural Fairness and Transparency - 2012

    This publication summarises three roundtable discussions on transparency and procedural fairness held during 2010 and 2011 at OECD Competition meetings.

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  • 11-April-2012

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    Competition Law and Policy in Israel 2011

    This Review was prepared as part of the process of Israel’s accession to OECD membership. It highlights some of the key challenges facing Israel in its implementation and enforcement of competition policy. Israel became an OECD member on 7 September 2010.

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  • 28-February-2012

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    Country reviews of competition policy frameworks

    Reports on national competition institutions and regulation in specific sectors.

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  • 27-February-2012

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    Competition Law and Policy in Honduras - 2011

    This report reviews the competition regime in Honduras and makes recommendations for improvements such as reducing government intervention in the unregulated sectors of the economy and strengthening awareness and understanding of the importance of competition for the Honduran economy.

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  • 16-February-2012

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    Opening of the 11th Global Forum on Competition

    By removing barriers to entry in protected sectors and guaranteeing a level playing field for entrepreneurs, pro-competition reforms can unlock opportunities for investment and for the creation of jobs, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 24-November-2011

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    Horizontal Agreements in the Environmental Context - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    When are horizontal agreements relating to environmental objectives necessary or efficient from a social perspective?When should they be discontinued pursuant to competition concerns? Such agreements can create interesting challenges for competition authorities. On the one hand, they may improve efficiency and consumer welfare, such as by enabling risk sharing and cost savings and by facilitating innovation. On the other hand, they

  • 26-October-2011

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    Crisis Cartels - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Resorting to crisis cartels would go against the two decade-long trend of tougher enforcement of cartels in developing and industrialised countries. As a practical matter, governments should have the procedures to evaluate such cartels during economic crises. Any exempted cartel should be granted a finite lifetime and be subject to review according to pre-specified criteria. Alternative measures are available to governments that can

  • 7-October-2011

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    Competition in Ports and Port Services - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

  • 6-October-2011

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    Procedural Fairness - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

  • 12-July-2011

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    Information Exchanges Between Competitors under Competition Law - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    Information exchanges among competitors increase transparency in the market, which can lead to efficiency enhancing benefits but may also present competition risks. The challenge for competition enforcers is how to approach this conduct within the context of traditional competition laws. The assessment of the legality of information sharing is generally carried out within the context of traditional competition law prohibitions against

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