Competition Law and Policy in Romania - 2014


Cover for the 2014 Peer Review of Romania's competition laws and policyDate of publication
8 April 2014

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Romania's competition system underwent a peer review of its laws and regulations during the 2014 Global Forum on Competition (27-28 February).

The review was based on a report which assessed the developments and application of competition law and policy in Romania, since the establishment of its competition authority in 2004 with a focus on the period 2010-2013.

This report notes that Romania has a competition regime well in line with international standards and that its competition agency has been making ambitious efforts to improve the effectiveness of the enforcement regime and its ability to make markets work better.

However, consistent and continuous implementation of internationally promoted standards and concepts creates challenges. In this regard, main suggestions for consideration include measures to make investigatory instruments, like leniency programmes, work more efficiently; to focus more effectively on key economic sectors; to manage the authority's tools more systematically so as to improve market performance and to improve in-house expertise while strengthening human resources. 

These suggestions reflect the broad consultations held with key stakeholders in Romania in preparation of this report.  

This publication was released on 8 April 2014 on the occasion of a launching event in Bucharest. 




1. Foundations

2. Substantive issues: Content of the competition law

3. Public actors restricting competition

4. Institutional issues: Enforcement structure and practices

5. Conclusions and policy options





Competition Developments in Romania 

Each year, the Romanian competition agency submits a report on recent developments in the field of competition to the OECD Competition Committee. View the reports submitted to date: 2013 |  2012  |  2011 |  2010 2009



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