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Does the national regulatory system allow enterprises to take full advantage of competitive global markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries to benefit more fully from comparative advantage and innovation.
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Competition policy should be integrated into the general policy framework for regulation. Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and social...
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This is the background report on "Government Capacity to Assure High-Quality Regulation" of the publication OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Finland, published in 2003.
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This report assesses regulations and the regulatory process in Finland in terms of their impact on international competition through trade and investment, as well as the extent to which trade perspectives are incorporated into the general policy ...
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Are national administrations able to produce social and economic regulations that are based on the core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires the development of administrative capacities within the public sector to judge when ...
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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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The Spanish government has had a strong commitment to liberalisation of the electricity sector. The Spanish electricity reform law passed in November 1997, which built on previous reform efforts over the past decade, created an open wholesale mar...
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The accession of Spain to the European Communities (now the European Union) in 1986, the transposition of EU Single Market Directives and its recent qualification for the European Monetary Union have fundamentally changed the Spanish trade and in...
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Although the electricity sector accounts for less than one per cent of employment and two per cent of Dutch GDP, the sector is strategically important as a key input to other sectors of the Dutch economy. Liberalising the electricity market could...
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The telecommunications industry has undergone significant regulatory reform over the last decade. By December 1998, 23 of the OECD countries had unrestricted market access to all forms of telecommunications market, including voice telephony, infr...