The OECD Council has adopted a number of non-binding Recommendations on competition law and policy. In addition, the Competition Committee has adopted Best Practices. These Recommendations and Best Practices are often catalysts for major change by governments.
2001 Recommendation concerning Structural Separation in Regulated Industries (revised in 2016)
Regular reports are issued to analyse experiences in implementing these recommendations or yet their relevance. Access more reports by the Competition Committee.
This report reviews the implementation and relevance of the 2014 OECD Recommendation concerning International co-Operation on Competition Investigations and Proceedings and underscores that while the Recommendation continues to address the current challenges to international enforcement co-operation, more can be done to implement the existing provisions.
This report reviews the implementation and relevance of the former 1998 OECD Council Recommendation concerning Effective Action against Hard Core Cartels [OECD/LEGAL/0294] and highlights recent developments since its adoption which resulted in the adoption of the 2019 OECD Recommendation concerning effective action against hard core cartels [OECD/LEGAL/0452].
This report analyses experiences of OECD countries in implementing the OECD recommendation on structural separation in regulated industries and concludes that structural separation remains a relevant remedy to advance the process of market liberalisation and that the areas of application can include vertically integrated industries where only some activities are subject to competitive constraints.
This report shows how competition and public procurement agencies have been using the 2012 Recommendation to raise awareness of bid rigging risks and develop tools to prevent and detect bid rigging in public procurement. It concludes that the Recommendation is relevant and continues to be a solid basis for better competition in procurement markets.