Regulatory policy

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The recent global economic crisis in 2009 provided a renewed impetus to implementing reform activities within Korea. The government took active response to the economic crisis by introducing new type of regulatory reforms such as Temporary Regulatory Relief (TRR) and Regulatory Reform for New Growth Engine Industries. With the leadership and the co-ordinated efforts across the government, Korea took quick action and it helped many companies and individuals, especially SMEs, in weathering away the economic crisis.

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Korea                                                         MEXICO


On 10 January 2012, the 3rd Annual OECD-Mexican Ministry of Economy Conference in “Regulatory Improvement and Competition as foundations for Competitiveness” allowed to reflect on the results achieved in the improvement of competitiveness, and to identify the challenges for Mexico for the immediate future. The conference offered the opportunity for the OECD Secretary-General to present the 2012 edition of the Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and to launch the 2012 OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Mexico.


On 13 July 2011, a workshop was organised jointly by the OECD, the Ministry of Economy in Mexico and the Commission to Manage Health Hazards (COFEPRIS) and took place in Mexico City. This event focussed on New Ideas for Risk Based Regulation and Regulatory Governance in Mexico. The purpose of the workshop was to explore and develop ways of improving how risk-based regulations are designed and delivered in Mexico. The workshop examined the application of risk-based regulation in the Mexican context.


On 11-12 July 2011, Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration (SFP) and the OECD organised the Conference On Building an Effective and Transparent Public Sector In Latin America (see Programme in EnglishSpanish) where trends and the main challenges of public sector reform and modernisation in OECD and Latin American countries were discussed. The event was inaugurated by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and the OECD Deputy Secretary General Aart de Geus. The conference provided a forum for policy dialogue and exchange of best practices about the design and implementation of public sector reforms in times of fiscal consolidation in the context of Latin America. Likewise, the results of the OECD Public Governance Review of Mexico Towards more Effective and Dynamic Public Management in Mexico and its achievements related to e-government, civil service reform, and simplification of regulations inside government were presented in a broader, comparative perspective. Implementing reform in Latin America in the pursuit of social and economic objectives was another of the main topics for discussion.


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On 11 January 2011, the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurria, Mexico’s Minister of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and the Governor of Colima, Mario Anguiano Moreno, presided over the event to present the “Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and Strengthen Mexico’s Competitiveness”.  The event gathered approximately 200 federal, state, and municipal public servants, as well as businessmen and public opinion leaders to discuss the findings of the Guide.


On 6-7 May 2010, Mexico’s Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER) and the OECD organised the 25th National Conference for Competitiveness and Regulatory Reform, held in Hermosillo, Mexico.  The OECD presented the conclusions of the working paper “Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship at the Sub-national Level”.


On 12-13 January 2010, the Mexican Ministry of Economy (Secretaria de Economia), and the OECD organised a Forum on Regulatory Reform. The Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, announced a general regulatory review to be conducted by the federal government to eliminate unnecessary burdens and simplify the interactions between the government and citizens and businesses.


KoreaMexico                                                         New Zealand


Regulation can be used to pursue economic, social and environmental goals from which the community derives benefit. High-quality regulation is important for productivity and economic growth. The challenge is to ensure that regulations deliver their objectives at least economic cost, thereby contributing the maximum net benefit to society.


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KoreaMexico                                                   UNITED STATES


One of the main goals of the current U.S. administration is to establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration. This aims to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the government. Several initiatives have been launched to empower the public – through greater openness and new technologies – to influence the government’s decisions-making process such as the Open Government, DataGov and Regulations 2.0.


         » Executive Order on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

         » Checklist for use by agencies in producing regulatory impact analyses (RIAs)

         » Regulations 2.0

         » Open Government

         » OIRA Open Government Guidance


KoreaMexico                                                    VIET NAM

On 14 October 2011, the OECD co-organised with USAID/Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative a Workshop on Enhancing regulatory quality. The workshop called on international experts to share experiences and good practices on the framework for regulatory management, on improving productivity in product and labor markets, and on the regulation of infrastructure and public services.



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