Date of publication
27 February 2012
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Jointly published by the OECD and the IDB, this peer review sets out recommendations to improve Honduras' competition regime. Changes to government policy and to enforcement and advocacy practices could have a positive impact on economic development in Honduras.
Key recommendations include:
- Reduce government intervention in unregulated sectors of the economy.
- Liberalise regulated industries, notably mobile telephony, where there is scope for improving competition.
- Amend merger rules in line with international practice.
- Strengthen anti-cartel enforcement activities, through use of unannounced inspections and focusing on potential collusion in public procurement processes.
- Strengthen public and private sector understanding of the benefits of competition.
The peer review was launched in Honduras on 27 February 2012 and its recommendations reflect the broad consultations held with key stakeholders in Honduras. It was discussed and debated by senior officials of Latin American competition authorities, competition experts from OECD countries and representatives of international organisations during the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum in Colombia on 13-14 September 2011.
Table of contents
- Summary [English] [Spanish]
- Political and Economic Context
- The Competition Regime
- Limitations on Competition Policy: Exclusions and Sectoral Regimes
- Challenges to Competition Policy in Honduras
- Competition Advocacy
- International Aspects
- Conclusions and Recommendations