The fight for gender equality is one of the defining challenges of our age. While progress has been made in many areas, the relationship between gender and competition policy remains largely unexplored. Gender inclusive competition policy is a project with the support of the Canadian government that aims to develop guidance for competition agencies in this area.
In June 2021, the OECD held a roundtable on the concept of potential competition. This roundtable looked at potential competition and the way that it is analysed. It explored the role of barriers to entry, the timeframe used, and the ways in which agencies assess the likelihood and strength of potential competition.
In June 2021, the OECD held a roundtable on competition compliance programmes, looking at the latest developments in how compliance programmes are considered by agencies when setting fines, resolving cases, drivers for these decisions, advocacy efforts to promote effective compliance programmes in the private sector, the relationship between competition compliance programmes and compliance programmes in other regulatory fields.
In June 2021, Working Party 2 of the OECD held a roundtable on the relationship between regulation and competition enforcement, which explored how competition enforcement interacts with possible regulatory alternatives. This page contains all related materials.
Transparent and fair processes are essential to achieving effective and efficient co-operation in competition law enforcement. The OECD Competition Committee has chosen the topic as one of its areas of study for the next years to come. This page contains relevant materials.
The increasing prominence of the digital economy has been requiring competition authorities to devote more and more of their time to intellectual property-intensive and high technology industries. Digital Economy has became one of the OECD Competition Committee's areas of study for the next years to come.
Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.
The Toolkit helps governments to eliminate barriers to competition by providing a method for identifying unnecessary restraints on market activities and developing alternative, less restrictive measures that still achieve government policy objectives.
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This policy note outlines actions that governments and competition authorities can consider to help address the immediate challenges raised by the crisis whilst looking to the post-pandemic future.
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This notes examines the conditions when direct awards may be necessary for emergency reasons and provides guidance for procurement and competition authorities for when departing from competitive tenders may be justified.