Regulatory policy

Regulation: Cooperation with non-member countries


In a globalised economy, regulation is no longer an exclusively domestic matter. Regulations are increasingly applied by supra-national bodies and require international regulatory cooperation. There are also gaps in regulatory coverage and oversight, exposing countries to risks. Differences in national regulations and their management, affecting consultation, administrative burdens and compliance, affect the flow of goods and capital. Finally, the policy response to global issues such as climate change, and the safety of services traded internationally, call for better regulatory management.

Below is a summary of the Regulatory Policy Committee’s work with non-OECD member countries:


OECD accession candidate countries






MENA (Middle East and North Africa)


EU enlargement and neighbourhood

The EU/OECD SIGMA Programme supports the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood policies, that aim to unite countries around a common project by stimulating political and socio-economic reforms. SIGMA focuses on 18 countries, namely:


  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Serbia
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine


For more information, please contact Faisal Naru.


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