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The OECD and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy are carrying out a regulatory reform programme to improve the competitiveness of its states. Multi-level regulatory governance is an important component of the regulatory reform agenda.
The 2000 OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Spain presents an overall picture of regulatory achievements and challenges. The 2010 report on Better Regulation analyses key questions for the good management of regulatory policy and reform. Updated information on regulatory policy and governance in Spain is also included.
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The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of Catalonia, Spain.
This working paper is part of the OECD-Mexico initiative “Strengthening of Economic Competition and Regulatory Improvement for Competitiveness”. It summarises the findings of several case studies on best practices to promote regulatory reform and entrepreneurship at the sub-national level.
En su discurso, Angel Gurría ha subrayado que las reformas para fomentar mercados de productos más competitivos han sido más profundas en España que en el promedio de la OCDE. Durante los últimos diez años, España ha logrado una importante reducción del control estatal sobre las empresas en el ámbito de los negocios y también una reducción significativa de las barreras al “emprendimiento”, al comercio exterior y la inversión.
In his remarks, Mr. Gurría highlighted that reforms to promote more competitive product markets have been deeper in Spain than in the average of OECD country by reducing state control over enterprises in the business domain and lowering barriers to enterprise, foreign trade and investment.
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.