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The markets for goods and services have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years. Regulatory reform, global markets, new technologies and growth in the role of services in economic activity have driven the changes which, in many instances, have provided significant benefits to consumers. Relatively little attention has been paid to the challenges these developments have posed for consumers. More choice and more
A new OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety is aimed at strengthening information sharing on unsafe products. This press release provides further details on this work.
The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy guides its Member economies in the development of policies aimed at promoting consumer interest.
This report reviews the types of information being collected on consumer product safety and the ways that the information is shared with stakeholders and across jurisdictions.
This report provides an overview of the recent performance and growth of the Indian ICT sector and related policies, focussing both on the software and hardware segments, and discusses the short- and longer-term outlook.
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This is a summary of ten action points that will be undertaken by the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety.
The aim of this paper is to appraise the case for, and developments in, the use of sub-national geographically segmented regulation for fixed telecommunications networks.
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Other position papers
Michael Busch, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
Many governments are working to develop improved methods of distributing public funds for research, in order to raise research quality and support the development of research in strategically important areas.
The workshop’s goal was to discuss and identify lessons learned from experience to date of Internet intermediaries in helping to advance public policy objectives, namely their roles and responsibilities for actions by users of their platforms.