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The OECD holds a roundtable on competition in professional services

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In the light of the written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) Although the details vary from country to country, all OECD countries regulate the activities of certain occupations and professions, either directly or by delegating regulatory powers to professional associations. These regulations typically govern matters such as entry into the profession, the conduct of members of the profession, the granting of exclusive rights to carry out certain activities, and (often) the organisational structure of professional firms. In many countries concerns have been raised that professional

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