The OECD holds a roundtable on cartels involving intermediate goods

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * Considering the discussion at the roundtable on “Cartels Involving Intermediate Goods”, held by Working Party No.3 on Co-operation and Enforcement on 27 October 2015, the Secretariat’s background paper and the delegates’ written submissions and presentations, several key points emerged: 1. Cartels involving intermediate goods are increasingly in the radar of competition authorities. They may have specific features that differentiate them from cartels concerning final consumer goods. Intermediate goods can be defined as parts and components, or any other item used as an input in the production of manufactured goods for final consumers, and are used at different stages of the value chain. In today’s increasingly globalised economy, value chains are

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OECD Competition Division, The OECD holds a roundtable on cartels involving intermediate goods, 27 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2015, Art. N° 85532

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