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The telecommunications industry has seen significant regulatory reform in OECD countries in recent years. Twenty-three OECD countries now have unrestricted market access to all forms of telecommunications, including voice telephony, infrastructur...
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Does the national regulatory system allow foreign and domestic enterprises to take full advantage of competitive global markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries in an expanding global economy to benefit more...
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Regulation of the electricity supply industry in the United States has been undergoing a major reform for several years. While inter-utility trading of electricity and generation by independent power producers have become substantial over the pas...
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The Czech Republic has endured a period of profound economic change since the collapse of the Soviet block. The broad and deep changes to the legal structure and institutional frameworks necessary to make the transition to a market economy are de...
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In only ten years, the Czech Republic has largely completed the move from a planned socialist economy to an open market democracy. Today, about 77% of GDP is produced by the private sector, compared with less than 5% in 1989.
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Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and social regulations, as well as motivate the application of the laws that protect competition.
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In recent years, the Czech Republic?s programme for pro-competitive regulatory reform has been driven by the principles prescribed by European Union (EU) directives and the 1997 WTO agreement on basic telecommunications. The Czech Republic?s mark...
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As border barriers to trade fall, the impact of domestic regulations on international trade and investment becomes more apparent. While regulations aim at reaching objectives such as health, safety or the environment, that may be in the public in...
Below are the proceedings of the Global Governance Forum on Regulatory Issues and the Doha Development Agenda which took place on 25 March 2003, in Geneva Switzerland.
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Since 1998, sixteen country reviews have been completed under the multidisciplinary OECD Regulatory Reform Programme in response to a Ministerial mandate. As the basis for its analysis of the market openness aspects of regulatory reform for these...