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The OECD holds a roundtable on crisis cartels

Executive summary, by the Secretariat A discussion on Crisis Cartels from a competition perspective took place during the third session of the 2011 Global Forum on Competition. To prepare this discussion, a background paper, three additional papers prepared by experts and twenty-one contributions from official delegates were circulated. A number of important points regarding this topic were made and are summarised below. (1) Should resorting to crisis cartels ultimately become widespread then it would go against the two decade-long trend of tougher enforcement of price-fixing and other forms of cartels in developing and industrialised countries. The term crisis cartel has been used in two ways: to a cartel between private firms that is not approved by the state or to an agreement

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on crisis cartels , 1 February 2011, e-Competitions February 2011, Art. N° 85629

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