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  • 20-January-2021

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    Good regulatory practices and co-operation in trade agreements - A historical perspective and stocktaking

    This paper presents a stocktaking of standalone chapters in trade agreements dedicated to good regulatory practices and international regulatory co-operation. While standalone regulatory policy chapters in trade agreements remain a new development, they signal countries’ increasing interest in elevating the visibility and ambition of regulatory policy, in line with their commitments in the 2012 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance and the 2005 APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform. Still, the level of ambition of these chapters varies widely depending on the state of play of regulatory policy in trading partners. By comparing the main substantive and structural features of these chapters, this stocktaking aims to inform the development of similar chapters in future trade agreements.
  • 16-January-2020

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    Regulatory Policy: Japan

    Access latest developments on regulatory policy and governance in Japan.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Enhancing dynamism and innovation in Japan's business sector

    Innovation is key to boosting economic growth in the face of a rapidly ageing population. While Japan spends heavily on education and R&D, appropriate framework conditions are essential to increase the return on such investments by strengthening competition, both domestic and international, and improving resource allocation.

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  • 8-December-2010

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    Regulatory Reform in OECD Countries: Reports by Country

    The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.

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  • 10-December-2009

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    Financial stability: overcoming the crisis and improving the efficiency of the banking sector in Japan

    Japanese banks largely avoided the direct impact from the global financial crisis thanks to their limited exposure to foreign toxic assets, the regulatory framework in Japan and the small role of securitisation.

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  • 19-July-2004

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    OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform - Japan: Progress in Implementing Regulatory Reform

    Since 1999, the Japanese government has introduced a number of measures to enhance regulatory quality and to promote regulatory reform, competition policy and market openness.

  • 15-July-2004

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    Japan - Regulatory reform monitoring review

    This report is part of the monitoring of developments since the 1999 OECD Report on Regulatory Reform in Japan ("1999 Report"), with particular attention to the implementation of its recommendations.

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  • 12-July-2004

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  • 11-April-2003

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    Regulatory Reform in the Electricity Sector in Japan

    Government concerns about high electricity prices, the highest in the OECD, have led to reforms of the sector of which the introduction of competition is seen as a key measure.

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  • 11-April-2003

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    Regulatory Reform in the Telecommunications Industry in Japan

    Japan is one of the few countries to have introduced competition in the 1980s, along with the United States and the United Kingdom. Since market liberalisation began in 1985, Japan has introduced many liberalisation measures to encourage fair com...

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