The OECD publishes a paper reporting the outcome of a policy roundtable discussion on standard-setting and competition

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) recently published a paper reporting the outcome of a policy roundtable discussion on standard-setting and competition that took place in June 2010. The roundtable involved delegates from competition authorities around the world, including the European Commission. Discussions at the roundtable considered what constitutes a standard and the market benefits standardisation can bring. The delegates agreed that there are many types of standards, which can be developed either with or without government involvement and with varying geographical reach and specific internal rules. Moreover, the development of standards results in many benefits, which vary depending on the purpose of the standard and the product or service it

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Peter L'Ecluse, The OECD publishes a paper reporting the outcome of a policy roundtable discussion on standard-setting and competition, February 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2011, Art. N° 46873

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