The OECD launched a public consultation on draft Best Practice Principles for Improving Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections.
The goal of this consultation document was to present a basis for discussion on key issues as well as some key principles on which effective and efficient regulatory enforcement and inspections should be based in pursuit of the best compliance outcomes and highest regulatory quality. The principles address the design of the policies, institutions and tools to promote effective compliance – and the process of reforming inspection services to achieve results. Each of the principles represent a recommendation on one of the main issues for successful reforms and is accompanied by an explanatory text.
The principles have an informal status of a guidance approved at the Committee level – it will therefore not have the formal status of a soft law adopted by the OECD Council and will not be binding for OECD countries. It will serve as a complement to the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. It can be used by member and non-member countries to guide their reforms. It will also be used by the Secretariat when reviewing regulatory policies in member and non-member countries as a set of criteria for evaluation.
Download the Best Practice Principles for Improving Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections.
The consultation period is now closed. For further information, please contact Daniel Trnka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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