Liberalisation and competition intervention in regulated sectors

Competition Law and Policy in Brazil: a Peer Review 2010


Date of publication
14 May 2010


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Jointly published by the OECD and the IDB, this is the second peer review of Brazil’s Competition Policy System. The 2005 Report recommended changes to improve the system, including legislative amendments to the competition law that would promote and protect competition throughout the economy.

The 2010 Report documents the considerable progress made since 2005 and highlights what more could be done to implement the structural changes envisaged in the proposed revisions to Brazil’s competition law. The analysis and recommendations contained in the Peer Review will hopefully prove useful to this reform process to strengthen Brazil’s competition regime.

The Peer Review was launched in São Paulo on 14 May 2010. The draft report was examined at the  2010 OECD Global Forum on Competition before senior competition officials from some 80 jurisdictions.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary 
  • Introduction 
  • Competition policy in Brazil: foundations and context
  • Substantive issues: content and application of the competition law 
  • Institutional issues: structures and practices
  • The pending legislation
  • Limits of competition policy: exemptions and special regulatory regimes 
  • Competition advocacy
  • Conclusions and recommendations

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